Honey has around for thousands of years and is mentioned as early as 2100 B.C. in ancient Egyptian, Indian and Sumerian writing. From the land of milk and honey mentioned in biblical times, honey and the art of beekeeping has developed through the centuries.
The Brown family took up beekeeping in the early 1900’s and it has become a family heritage and tradition ever since. RevHoney is a natural extension of the Brown family’s love for honey and health. Bringing innovative honey products to market both strengthens the family tradition and pushes honey back to its rightful place as the golden standard of super food.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our nation. Small businesses require hard work, hard lessons and a visionary roadmap. Having conquered the art of beekeeping, the Brown family has struck out a new mission to bring honey to the masses. In a world of cost and corner-cutting, toeing the line with all-natural products requires fortitude and dedication.
RevHoney sets a high standard and will continually strive to bring the best nature has to offer in healthy and convenient products. No company is an island and thus we must seek out partnerships with like-minded companies who both respect the environment and their communities. We invite you to read our Mission and Vision statements before joining us on our journey.
It was normal to see honeybee hives scattered across the Nebraska landscape in the 1920's. Table sugar wasn't popular yet and farmers used honey as a sweet treat. Vernon Adee, our great-grandfather had a few hives on his farm and slowly fell in love with the art of beekeeping.
In 1948, Vernon moved his family to small-town Haddam, Kansas, and started a beekeeping operation selling honey to the locals. His kids Bob, Donna, Richard, Stanley and Veramae all helped out by working bees and harvesting honey. As beekeepers say they were �bit by the bees,� and they too fell in love with beekeeping.
Donna Adee married a Minnesota gentleman, Robert Brown, who moved to Haddam and started Brown Honey Farms in 1963. Robert and Donna rented land from local farmers to place their beehives for pollination and nectar gathering. 'Rent' was usually paid in golden honey.
Their three children Cheri, Bruce and Jerry all worked for the family operation and kept bees of their own. By the 1980's, Robert and his son Jerry had grown Brown Honey Farms into the largest beekeeping operation in Kansas. They commercially sold honey to packers who would bottle it and sell through stores like Krogers and Wal-Mart.
In 1992, Brown Honey Farms began transporting beehives to California for almond pollination over the winters. As Jerry took over the family business he began dreaming of a better use for the natural raw goodness Brown Honey Farms produced. With obesity and diabetes on the rise and all evidence pointing towards highly processed sweeteners, Jerry and his family knew it was time to offer convenient, healthy products made solely with honey.
In 2006, the Brown's partnered with Dr. Ron Fessenden to research the health benefits of honey and how it was different from other sugars. The results were so wonderful, that Dr. Ron went on to write four books (?) on the subject. It was learned that honey was not a simple sugar but should instead be considered a superfood. It's complexity, the number of nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, etc,. rivals even the world's best known superfoods.
The development of RevHoney, Inc. was the brainchild of Nate Brown, Jerry's son. RevHoney was founded in 2009 with one goal in mind: to innovate healthy products using only natural ingredients and nature's best raw honey
Today, the Brown family still runs one of the largest beekeeping operations in Kansas, with the majority of its golden raw superfood going straight into the RevHoney products. Together with their Adee relatives, the Brown family is part of the largest beekeeping family in the world; collectively producing xxx,xxxx,xxxx pounds of honey annually.
While there are companies out there putting touches of honey into their products and others even basing their products on honey as a natural sweetener, RevHoney is stepping out and bringing honey the true respect it deserves as a complex food source with nature’s greenest footprint. Other companies may flirt with the power of honey but we have a love affair with the stuff. And that love affair will keep us at the front of the game.
We will ...
... Innovate healthy products using only natural ingredients and nature's best raw honey.
... Educate everyone about honey’s hidden power as a complex superfood.
... Preserve the natural qualities hidden in honey and protect them against degradation or over-processing.
Armed with the knowledge of the true powers hidden in honey, RevHoney will continue to innovate convenient products that harness honey’s superfood status.
As we grow in knowledge and effectiveness, RevHoney will continue to partner with companies and organizations that share our love for all-natural products and positive community-building efforts.
In ten years, RevHoney will be a much smarter, more efficient company with a full-line up of excellent products that improve the lives of our friends and neighbors around the world.
We will learn how to communicate and listen effectively to our customers over the years, all while staying true to our values and mission.
We invite you to join us on an amazing journey to better ourselves and the world around us as we bring the power of honey into the light.