Address: 1715 114th ave, Otsego MI 49078 / (616) 446-9164
About Us / Nobel Honey Farm/Jonny Bee Goods History: Despite growing up in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, Jon Nobel knew a thing or two about agriculture – he spent every waking moment on his uncle’s farm in Dorr, MI, and discovered a deep love for farming and all that it entailed. So when a family friend asked him to tag along while tending his bee hives, it wasn’t much of a departure from what Jon was already doing.
After a while - when he was stung for the umpteenth time - instead of screaming and running for the trees, he thought, “Hey, if I’m going to get stung every day, I might as well be keeping my own bees.”
Soon after, he bought a beautiful farm in Otsego, MI, which has come to be known as Nobel Honey Farm. And that is how “Jonny” got into the “bizzz-ness” of beekeeping.
In 2006, he married Kari, who helped to take the farm into the world of retail, by experimenting with honey and beeswax to create home and skincare products such as soap, lip balm, board balm and more. These products - in addition to the raw honey produced in a wide range of sizes in both plastic and glass - are labeled under their brand name, JONNY BEE GOODS.
They currently sell their products in Farmer's markets in the Kalamazoo, MI and Grand Rapids, MI areas, as well as phone and web orders.