Anthony's Story

Young Anthony smoking a hive that he placed at a local school.

A Boy and His Bees

 Anthony's Beehive was founded in 1999 after Anthony watched a video with his 3rd grade class that ignited within him a passion for honey bees. After stalling a year, we finally gave in to Anthony's request and purchased two beehives.  Today, Anthony has around 100 hives located in Douglas County Kansas. What makes this business unique is that Anthony was born with developmental disabilities.  If it weren't for Anthony's bees, his future career options would be severely limited.  Anthony has turned his love for these fascinating creatures into a chance to support himself with dignity, despite his disability.  He is a role model for people with disabilities as well as everyone else.  The other thing that makes Anthony's Beehive special is that it is truly a family affair.  Anthony's mom, dad, and siblings are almost as busy bottling & packaging honey as are his bees.  Our business philosophy is based on exceptional service and belief in serving the community, whether it is providing education about bees, supporting other small businesses, or offering quality natural products from the "Heart of the Hive".  We could all take a lesson from Anthony's diligence, and from the bees that he watches intently as they harvest nectar from the flowers of Northeast Kansas.   Thank you for visiting our website.  

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Customer FAQs

As customers make inquiries, we will post the most frequently requested information here:


Q:  Will the store have a honey extractor for customer use?

A:  YES!  As well as a certified kitchen.

About Us

After 15+ years of chasing our dream, Anthony's Beehive has consolidated our operations into a "brick & mortar" Store at 711 W. 23rd St, Suite 15.

Experience The Wonderful World of Bees Hands-on

Classes and Experiences geared toward getting started with bees or just to have fun and learn.

37 Flavors of our Bestseller - HONEY STRAWS

Our honey straw display contains 37 different flavors!