Welcome to Worker’s Ransom – We sell honey from bees pollinating Geneva,  Phelps, Stanley, and Waterloo, NY– in the heart of the Finger Lakes.


Worker’s Ransom honey and hive products are locally produced by honeybees pollinating flowers within 10 miles of Geneva, NY.  Honeybees tend to travel within three to five miles of their hive and we have honey from hives in Geneva, Stanley, Phelps, and Waterloo, NY. The honey is raw and unpasteurized; sourced and packaged from individual, single hives- never mixed, combined, or diluted. When bottled, our honey is sometimes warmed to typical hive temperature (90-95 F) to ensure flow into bottles while retaining the natural benefits of the honey. Most pollen is 10-1000 microns in size, so we filter our honey at 600 microns to ensure beneficial pollen, enzymes, and minerals remain in the final product while less favored materials are removed.

Worker’s Ransom honeybee hives are managed and cared for by Sarah A. Meyer,  native of Geneva, NY. A member of the Ontario-Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association, Sarah first enrolled in their ‘Beginner Beekeeping Class’ in January 2014. She purchased her first hive the following spring. Through partnerships with nearby managed farms and gardens, Sarah’s hives are hosted locally; pollinating our local gardens, meadows, fields, orchards, and forests.

Where to Buy

We are a very small honey business, so you get personal treatment as our customer! Reach out to us to make a purchase!

Worker’s Ransom honey is individually bottled in 8 fl. oz. (12 oz.)  and 4 fl. oz. (6 oz.) clear glass jars with a black lid . Each jar is from a single hive and a single honey super box with no mixing of honey or combining multiple hive honeys.  If you’re interested in making a purchase, please contact us or purchase honey (most immediately) at Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva. Sales are open and can be coordinated by emailing workersransom@gmail.com or sending us a message via our Facebook Page! If you would like to arrange a shipped order, your complete package will be weighed and shipping costs will be added to your total. Pure honey is exempt from sales tax in New York State, including comb honey and creamed honey.

In  2017 Worker’s Ransom collaborated with Love Grown Farm to sell our jarred honey. Currently, you can find Worker’s Ransom honey for sale at Red Jacket Orchards located in Geneva, NY at 957 Canandaigua Road (Rt. 5&20). During the 2018 fall and holiday season, we attend as many local markets as possible. Mark your calendar!

  • Almost every Wednesday 4:30-6:30 PM (October-January) at Lake Drum Brewing in Geneva (Castle Street)
  • 12/1 City of Geneva’s Holiday Market ( Geneva YMCA, William Street)
  • 12/8 and 12/9 Geneva Holiday Village (Geneva Boys and Girls Club, Carter Road)
  • 12/15 Cookie Walk and Holiday Bazaar (Seneca Falls Library, Cayuga St.)

Please check our Facebook Page for a current listing of our Honey Stands!



About the Bees

We’re much better at sharing photos and tips on Instagram and Facebook! https://www.instagram.com/workersransomhoney/ https://www.facebook.com/workersransom/ #workersransom #workersransomhoney We’ll try to share more detailed blog entries as much as we can about our adventures of beekeeping and the bees of Worker’s Ransom. More to come soon!