Upon revisiting Bee Happy Honey House I realized that the store had changed some since the first time I'd visited but still though, what I found inside was very special and worth writing about because basically everything in the store is either homemade or handmade.
I was greeted by Elaine who is the main proprietor of Bee Happy Honey House. While the building is privately owned, there are several treasures inside representing three other businesses!
First, let's visit Just Favors, LLC by Elaine:
Just Favors, LLC is owned by Elaine. She opened her store in Flemington in July, 2010 after losing her job of 27 years. Her main business is making chocolate for every special occasion which includes birthdays ~ weddings ~ baby and bridal showers and holidays. Each of her candies are uniquely crafted and made with love. After making candy for over 30 years for family and friends, her hobby became her passion which ultimately became her business. If you're shopping in downtown Flemington and have an urge for a sweet, look no further as Elaine has chocolates of every flavor!
Besides her vast array of colorful and fun chocolates, Elaine also has another special craft of making handmade blankets, scarves, afghans, baby blankets, hats and more.
Feel like a little homemade jam? Inside Honey Bee Happy House you'll find a wonderful selection of delicious, homemade jams by Jams by Kim. Sharing space inside Honey Bee Happy House is a handsome display of jams that you can test and enjoy.
All the jams are natural and homemade with the finest and freshest ingredients. Visit her facebook page here!
You won't find any mass produced jars of regular jelly or jam here, as they're only made in small batches using locally grown fruits and berries by Kim Osterhoudt. I am thoroughly enjoying the jar of Blueberry & Lemon I purchased!
Need a baby gift? You can visit the Bee Happy Honey House for that too and look through all the lovely items presented by Great Gifts by Gail. Her speciality is Custom Diaper & Towel Cakes perfect for every gift giving occasion. Have you ever seen a diaper and towel cake? They are a unique gift made out of diapers and towels, cleverly put together to represent a cake! The next time you are going to a baby shower and want to find that just so special gift, stop by Great Gifts by Gail and pick out your special 'cake', not only will the expectant mother love it, but the guests will think it's great too! Visit her facebook page here!
Now, you're probably wondering? But what about the honey? Indeed, Bee Happy Honey House has a large selection of fresh, locally made honey in several different flavors and sizes. If you love honey, you'll love Bee Happy Honey houses selections!
It was definitely a pleasure surprising Elaine with my visit and learning about all the unique gifts that this store has to offer. I also enjoyed talking with Elaine and realized that when you have a passion and a dream, it is possible to make that dream come true just like Elaine did. When asked what her favorite part of her business is, Elaine was quick to answer with her joy of meeting new customers and those that return time and time again depending on finding that 'just so' gift.
On a personal note, my visit to Bee Happy Honey House was another confirmation that my mission to spotlight privately owned local Hunterdon County businesses is a passion that I will continue as when I told Elaine who I was and I wanted to write about her business, she questioned me as to 'how much will this cost?'. My answer ... "it will cost you nothing". I am doing this simply as my hobby and if it brings you just one new customer, than my visit had a purpose and a successful one at that. I can't tell you how Elaine's smile and thankfulness confirmed my purpose.
While Just Favors by Elaine does not have a facebook page, she does have a website that is currently under construction which you can visit here. In the mean time though you can visit her, Jams by Kim, and Great Gifts by Gail as well at Bee Happy Honey House on Friday - Saturday (10:00-6:00p) and Sundays (10:00-5:00p)!
Bee Happy Honey House
50 Stangl Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
Be happy and visit Bee Happy Honey House, where the art of homemade and handmade gifts are made with love to fit any gift giving occasion.
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