Dave Harrod – Beekdaddy LLC


Beekaddy Honey is pretty darn good. Most of my bees are in the far northwestern corner of Philadelphia near the woods along the Schuylkill. My spring honey is generally very light, floral and sweet. It crystallizes readily. It is very good. I also often get summer and fall harvests which tend to be darker and more complex. Also very good. I extract by hand with minimal filtering.

My story

I’ve been keeping bees in Philadelphia since 2006. I started because I saw an observation hive at my daughter’s school and became enchanted. The bee fever has only gotten worse since then. In 2022 I joined the great resignation and left my job as an analyst to keep bees full time. We’ll see what happens.

I was one of the founders of the Guild and I currently serve as the president of the board. I am trying to put the Guild on a professional footing and to make it possible and even profitable to be a beekeeper in Philadelphia. We’ll see how it goes.

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