When they first settled in Haylow, Georgia, in the early 1800s, the Zeigler family began keeping bees and packaging honey as a means of bartering with their neighbors for other goods and services.
In 1935, seven-year old G.M. Zeigler, Jr. set out into the neighbors yard, coffee can in hand, and caught his first swarm of bees. From this moment, he was hooked. Absolutely fascinated by beekeeping, “Junior” became a student of bees and honey, eventually purchasing the family business from his father in 1949.
Junior loved advocating for the honey industries and sharing his knowledge of bees. An active participant in the Georgia Beekeeper Association (and the president for a few years!)Junior intended to keep honey as nature intended… pure, raw, natural, and unfiltered.
"Nature already did all the hard work, we just package it and get it to your table!"
Their honey is never cooked at high temperatures, to ensure that all of the natural goodness remains intact, so that customers can reap the health benefits of local honey. That’s also why their honey is unfiltered, and only gently strained, so that all golden goodness is left in the honey.
Farmview Market is proud to offer these “Uniquely Southern” honey blends, including Wildflower Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Wildberry Honey, Gallberry Honey, Tupelo Honey, and Tallow Honey.