About Us

Welcome to our beautiful beekind honey store where honey is pure, raw, natural and pesticide free. Throughout the beekind store you’ll find everything to do with bees including tips and tidbits on the healthful benefits of honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen and beeswax. Beautiful and Healthful beeswax candles and beeswax candle making supplies. You can even become a beekeeper at beekind.
Doug Vincent became a beekeeper in 1998 after his garden continued to fail and he realized his fairly desperate need for pollinators. The following year his garden exploded as well as his passion and respect for honeybees. Joining the then “little" bee club in Sonoma County at the time, he recognized the amazing qualities of local and varietal honeys and the many other gifts the beloved honeybee brings to the table such as pollen, propolis, beeswax, royal jelly, bee venom and fascination. Doug then became immersed in the club learning to educate the public at the fairs and events that the club participated in. Doug saw a need to make available a steady and local source for beekeepers to sell their honey and purchase supplies. After meeting with the club and getting the group’s approval, Doug and his wife Katia opened the Beekind Honey and Beekeeping Supply Shop in Sebastopol in 2004 right before the Honeybee crash of 2004-2005. Little did they know they would become Bee central for all local aspiring backyard beekeepers to offset the huge honeybee losses at that time and into the now. The once small Sonoma County Beekeeper’s Association has now grown close to 500 members. This club and association growth has been seen across the country and the world as backyard beekeepers have risen to the call of saving the honeybee. Doug, his wife, son and several amazing employees continue to work in and around their store in Sebastopol providing education and making and selling all things bee: honey, beeswax candles, bees, supplies and gifts. They also have an outlet in the Ferry Building (the vision of their youngest daughter) where they sell honey and candles. At Beekind, you will always find amazing local, varietal, regional and international honeys to taste until your heart is content.

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Days of Closure:
The Sebastopol is closed New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Ferry Building location is closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Online sales are available 24/7 through our online store at beekind.com.

beekind will ship most products anywhere in the U.S., Canada and the UK.

Return Policy:
Customers are responsible for all return shipping costs, except for in the event of a product defect. All products are packed securely. Any damages, which may occur during shipment, must be reported to the shipping company and to beekind within 2 days of receipt. Beekind will make every effort to replace or refund damaged product, based on verification provided by the recipient or shipping company. Original packing box(es) must be available for return or inspection. If a package shows damage upon receipt, please refuse delivery and contact beekind immediately.

100% Pure Beeswax:
Beeswax is a natural wax made by bees and used by bees to build combs for which they will raise their young in and store honey and pollens. Humans often use beeswax in fine candle making and as an ingredient in long lasting soaps, creamy natural cosmetics and creams, lotions and polishes.

Candle making Supplies, Wick and Wicks:
We have many different sizes of wicks, wick tabs and miscellaneous candle making supplies and accessories. All our wicks are led and metal free.

Benefits of Raw Honey:
Raw Honey is honey that has not been heated over 108 degrees. After that temperature honey begins to lose some of its benefits. Research shows that honey improves bronchitis, asthma, and allergies.

Honey is also used to alleviate depression, fatigue, insomnia and skin disorders, to hasten the healing of wounds, facilitate digestion, as a sedative and antitoxic, and for its antiseptic effects. Honey has natural anti microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Honey can be used as a preservative.