Our Process

About the Honey and the Process

Black Bee Honey comes from apiaries in Umatilla and High Springs, FL.  

There are four different kinds of honey, including:

  • Wildflower 
  • Saw Palmetto 
  • Gallberry 
  • Orange Blossom

Black Bee Honey employees jar and label the honey at the Grand Avenue Neighborhood Center in Holden Heights, a facility approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The honey is sold at various local farmers markets, at partner sites, and the Grand Avenue Neighborhood Center, 800 Grand Street in Building A, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Mission 

The mission of Black Bee Honey is to provide Parramore youth an opportunity to:

  • Operate and manage their own business.
  • Address the food desert issue of the community.
  • Provide residents of the area with high quality, nutritional honey.

Reinvestment of Funds

The initial investment in Black Bee Honey came from the Orlando Community and Youth Trust, a non-profit organization created to support City of Orlando Families, Parks and Recreation activities to enhance the quality of life for youth, families and senior citizens.

The initial $2,000 paid for equipment (honey, sanitizing supplies, containers) and the initial salaries for the students. The City of Orlando supplies facilities for jarring, storage, accounting, marketing and communications.

Money made from the project is put back into the business to buy more equipment and pay salaries. Any money remaining is reinvested in PKZ for scholarships, college applications, sports equipment, programming and crisis aversion.