Read on to learn about a unique gift shop in Cincinnati that wants to provide people with clean and natural products.
There is a unique gift shop in the Cincinnati area that wants to provide clean products to their customers. Bee Haven Honey is a “small honey/gift shop,” Sam Gordon, Owner and Queen Bee of Bee Haven Honey, says. The business is located at: 1815 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
The inspiration behind starting the business came from reading the book, The Secret Life of Bees. “I just happened to read it and it piqued my interest in bee keeping,” she says. She loves bee keeping because “I love the way they communicate with each other to keep the hive humming,” Gordon says. Through bee keeping, Bee Haven Honey has created products for their customers and they include: honey, beeswax candles, lip balms, salves and other gifts made from the beehive.
With the help of Gordon’s husband, Scott, they want to not only provide high quality, clean products, they want to make connections with their customers. Their shop is small, so it makes it easier for the Gordons to connect with the people that come into their store. “We like the small, personal feeling of the business. Part of keeping it small allows us to have great conversations about bees with customers to give the general public a better understanding of the importance of pollinators,” Gordon says. “Success for us is when we spend the day connecting with people about bees and they go out of our shop feeling like they learned something new.” She wants everyone to “feel welcome in our shop and we try to keep it affordable,” Gordon says. She feels like the business is unique and there are no shops like theirs in the Cincinnati area.