Mountain Man Honey and Goods
We may be down, but we’re not out! It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Mountain Man Honey and Goods has sustained major damage due to Hurricane Matthew and the aftermath from its flooding. We not only completely lost two homes in our family, but we lost our honey hut and every drop of honey that was in it (as far as we can tell). Many of our hives were demolished in the winds, all of our equipment and jars were destroyed by flood waters, and even our tents and chairs were destroyed by the vermin-infested flooding. Basically, we lost everything…many years-worth of work and memories are still under five feet of water (down from 6 ½ feet according to the Department of Natural Resources).
Over the past week, we reached out to small beekeepers in Horry county who, thankfully, were willing to sell us the honey they had left over from the season. Only one tried to price-gouge. Had it not been for the small beekeepers and the stock we had in our indoor market, we would not have any honey at all to offer now. That being said, we find we must close our indoor market at the Grand Strand Vendor Mart effective immediately. However, we will be at the Surfside United Methodist Church Fall Festival this Friday and Saturday (October 21 and 22) with a limited supply of peach honey, cotton honey, wildflower honey, and a few jars of spun honey.
As we find more “backyard beekeepers” willing to sell us their honey in Zone 7, we will be able to offer more honey to our friends and customers. If you know of anyone willing to sell us their honey in quantity, please ask them to contact us on Facebook or on our website at mountainmanhoney.com. After we taste-test and visually examine the honey and deem it “Mountain Man quality,” we will offer it to our public.
We may be down right now, but we will fight, we will re-build, and we will be back in the Spring! Please follow us on Facebook and our website for updates as we rise again. We don’t know why so many people had to lose so much with this hurricane, but we do know that God is in control. He’s got this, and we trust in Him and His plans for us. Thank you for walking this journey with us. Remember, “…eat honey, for it is good.” Proverbs 24:13.
Thanks for visiting Mountain Man Honey and Goods.