About Us

Built by Bees is…

Complementing Nature’s Finest Work

Valued customer,


Thanks for checking us out. I’m Tim Haratine and a proud American business owner who values and respects hard work, delivering excellence and keeping promises. We look forward to serving you.





After a career in software, opportunities redirected me to the sweet world of honey. This led to the launch of Built by Bees in 2015. We started Built by Bees on a napkin with a basic checklist:


  • Take care of our customers and employees first.
  • Offer exceptional products and excellent value.

Our commitment to you is built around this.


All of our products use raw honey. If you love raw honey, please stop back often – as we continually work on new products. Our product lineup includes: raw, infused and whipped honeys, honey butters, honey shrubs, honey vinegars, honey elixirs, well-being honeys and honey mustards. The majority of our products use organic or kosher ingredients that are non-GMO. They’re also free from additives, preservatives, sulfites and raw sugars.


Our product feedback from food judges and our customers fuel our growth. While we work hard to meet the high standards of culinary judges, we acknowledge that real market affirmation can only come from happy, repeat customers. With a growing list of food awards and over 3/4 of our business coming from repeat customers, I believe we’re heading in the right direction.


You are invited to place your first order with us. We’ll work hard to earn your trust and keep you coming back.




Tim Haratine

gourmet raw honey


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