Like many people this time of year, my kids are pretty miserable with seasonal allergies. The runny noses, watery eyes, allergic cough. A few years ago, a vendor at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market suggested that eating locally-grown honey might help my kiddos build some immunity to those seasonal allergies.
I admit to being guilty of not giving it a good trial. But the suggestion came back to me when I recently found out about Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, Indiana (about an hour south of Indianapolis). The Hunter family has been keeping bees and producing honey in Indiana for 100 years.
In addition to selling 12 varieties of locally grown honey, honey-derived goodies, beeswax candles and skin care products in their gift shop, Hunter’s Honey Farm offers five different “tours” or experiences:
- Honey Tour (which includes honey tasting!)
- Candle Rolling (make your own beeswax candle)
- Bottle Your Own Honey Bear
- Beehive Tour (visit a live hive with a beekeeper)
- Forestry Tour (guided tour of the farm’s hardwood forest)
The tours/experiences range from 15 to 45 minutes, with costs from $2.50 to $10 per person (group discounts available).
The farm is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. You can schedule a tour on the website or by calling (765) 537-9430.
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