In 1852 Franklin Pierce was president, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published, the Studebaker Wagon company was formed and Our Founder Christian Friederich Diehnelt brought this skill, knowledge, and love for beekeeping from Rosswein, Germany to the meadowlands of Wisconsin.
Diehnelt found Wisconsin’s summer clover and wildflowers to be the perfect combination to produce the sweetest honey.
Hard work, special care, and patience were the trademark of C.F. and his son August’s new world venture.
That was more than 160 years ago, but those values are still at the heart of a family business, five generations later.
But can you taste C.F.’s work in today’s Honey Acre’s products?
We like to think so.
Of course the bees work hard, but so do the members of our staff, both in the field and at our new factory in Ashippun, Wisconsin.
We can say that our lightest basswood and clover, the most delicate orange blossom, the heartiest buckwheat and purest wildflower honeys are made from select ingredients which are blended with honey to perfection, but you will ultimately be the judge – and the verdict will be “delicious.”
During this country’s Civil War, it was just honey. Now, it’s a long line of products that include mustards, chocolates and flavored Honeysuckles.