Partner of the Week: PURE NATURE HONEY

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Business Name: Pure Nature Honey
Type of Business: Local Honey Producer
Products: creamed honey, comb honey, beeswax candles, beeswax lip balm, and other beeswax and honey related products

Elk River Area Food Co-op Member Benefit:  $1.00 OFF ANY SIZE JAR OF HONEY (That's anywhere from 5-20% off)

How can we order??


About the family:

Pure Nature Honey started beekeeping in 2013. The plan was to have just a few hives, but by the end of the first year they had 8. Doubling to 16 the next year, and currently running close to 50 colonies in the Big Lake, Monticello, Elk River, and Rogers/Corcoran areas.

A true family business involving beekeeper Aaron & Melodie Staehnke. The Staehnke's have two young children that enjoy watching the bees and help in the honey house whatever task that may bee! Aaron's father Glenn also helps out from time to time with keeping and holding down the fort at the farmers markets.

Pure Nature Honey has been award winning several years in a row at both the county and state level. They have several varieties of creamed honey, comb honey, beeswax candles, beeswax lip balm, and other beeswax and honey related products. What sets them apart is their passion to produce a quality product, and their dedication on keeping a sustainable apiary.


Partnering with the Elk River Food Co-op: 

Pure Nature Honey became co-op members and partners the minute they found out about our efforts. They believe buying local food and supporting local farms and businesses is imperative for the local economy. They live with community in mind! "Invest in your community, by doing so you are making our community a better place!". They are excited to help the co-op grow and can not wait for a local food co-op store front!!

Learn More & Place Your Order

Contact Name: Aaron Staehnke
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Business Phone Number: (612) 508-4062
Business Address: 18465 182nd St. NW, Big Lake, MN 55309 US