Kensington's Rocky Hollow Honey
Dan and JoAnne Phillips
Rocky Hollow Honey, Kensington, NH
Golden, naturally sweet and with antibacterial properties, honey is a power food you find in most kitchen cupboards. We are lucky that some of the best honey in the country is made right here in Kensington, NH. Dan and JoAnne Phillips of Rocky Hollow Honey have been raising bees for 20 years; their honey has won dozens of awards and has hundreds of loyal customers.
Dan grew up in Amesbury, MA and as a kid he spent hours at the Topsfield Fair exploring the Beekeeping house. “I thought it was amazing what those small insects were capable of doing,” he tells us. “I loved learning about how the bees built honeycomb, collected the pollen, stored the honey and then how it was harvested.”
As the bees buzzed around us I ask Dan if he’d ever been stung. “Oh millions of times,” he laughs, “it comes with the territory. However, they are simply protecting their hive so you can’t blame them.” No you can’t, considering it takes two million flowers and more than 55,000 miles in flight to make a single pound of honey.
Rocky Hollow Honey can be found at local farmers’ markets and the Farm at Eastman’s Corner in Kensington, NH.