Bees’ Needs was honored to accept our second Good Food Award, in San Francisco, on January 15, 2016 for our “Fabulous Fall” honey, produced by bees at Marilee Foster’s farm in Poxabogue.


Bees’ Needs was invited to submit entries for the Good Food Awards in 2015, the first year the awards included honey. “The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced.” They judge entries on both taste and sustainability criteria, and are the first national initiative to do so. The process begins with a blind tasting. (We were thrilled that all three of our submissions were high scoring entries!) The high scoring entries are further scrutinized for sustainability and social responsibility criteria through a vetting questionnaire.   Our black locust + blackberry from Quail Hill Farm emerged as the East region’s best liquid honey, one of five national winners.

Good Food Awards 2016

Good Food Awards 2016


Newsday“Where to buy fresh honey on Long Island” – 8/7/15

Sag Harbor Express“The Buzz about Bees” – 3/19/15

New York Times  (Region/Arts/Long Island) – “The Creativity of Almost Anything –  PechaKucha Night Hamptons Gathers Creatives of All Stripes” – 2/28/15

Santosha“Shokunin Series: Mary Woltz/Beekeeper/Bridgehampton, NY.” – 07/24/2014

Hampton Cottages and Gardens“Mary Woltz is all abuzz about the importance of bees in the Hamptons”  – 7/15/14

East Hampton Press –  “New Deal” for Bees Pleases Beekeepers – 7/1/14

East Hampton Star“Cherish the Dandelions” by Mary Woltz – 4/21/14


EastEnd Report“Sustainable East End – Bees Needs – Mary Woltz”

Parrish Art Museum“Pechakucha Night Hamptons, vol. 8”

HandPicked Nation (YouTube) –  “Mary Woltz – Bees’ Needs” – 4/15/12

NBC New York“Green Week: The Bee’s Needs” – 4/20/2010


“Every third bite” by Meerkat Media, 2008 (9 minutes)

Bees' Needs - Good Food Awards 2015

Good Food Awards 2015