We are homesteaders that love good, healthy food and caring for the earth.

Dunsmore Honey is a family owned and operated small farm business, whose mission is to raise healthy, strong bee colonies and produce healthful raw honey in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Years ago, we had a vision of owning land in New Braunfels, TX, creating a homestead, and preserving the land for wildlife. Step by step, our dream became reality and Dunsmore Honey emerged from it.

The Dunsmore Honey booth at New Braunfels Farmers Market in 2023.

Our family has a deep-rooted appreciation of nature and a love for homegrown food. We work hard to:

🐝 Protect and improve the health of our community.

Our land is mostly dedicated to wildlife and wild plants. We also never use chemical treatments on our hives.

🐝 Preserve the amazing flavor and medicinal benefits of raw honey.

We minimally process the honey so that it contains every bit of pollen, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, propolis, and aromatics that bees collect from plants endemic to Edwards Plateau and the Blackland Prairie in the Balcones Canyonlands.

🐝 Raise bees responsibly.

We handle our hives with gentle care and use methods to avoid overharvesting. We leave honey and pollen for the bees to survive during nectar dearths and to thrive year after year.

Photo credit: Pauline Stevens and Edible Magazine

Jason was raised in New Braunfels, TX and began beekeeping in 2014. With support from family and a local bee club, the San Marcos Bee Wranglers, he learned how to manage our apiary without the use of chemical treatments. This helps keep the bee colonies strong and industrial chemicals out of our honey and beeswax. He earned his master’s degree in Biochemistry from UCLA and met Amy while conducting research at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.

Photo credit: Pauline Stevens and Edible Magazine

Amy is from Philadelphia, PA. She has always loved working with animals and earned her master’s degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from UCLA. At the core of her background is animal behavior and ecology, environmental advocacy, food, and family. Each of these values are the focal points of Dunsmore Honey as well.

Photo credit: Pauline Stevens and Edible Magazine

Jason and Amy work together with their two children to run Dunsmore Honey. They are guided by their values to operate a sustainable honey farm using management practices that protect the environment. Making good food and natural products available to the community is a joy.