Welcome to Our Home

Welcome to the The HIVE in Woodland! Our late founder, Ishai Zeldner, always wanted a place to host people from all over the world, and blow their minds around the vast array of flavors, colors and textures of varietal honey. Now you can experience the fruits of our labor, from a family business that has been through it all over the last 42 years, and counting.

Taste 30+ varietal honeys from all over the world. Relax in our serene outdoor courtyard with a few friends and a bottle of mead. Wander throughout our expansive pollinator gardens and learn about the process surrounding the production of honey, and how that relates to the full circle of plants, bees, honey, and you.

The Hive resembles an upscale wine tasting room, with a rustic wood-clad bar where visitors stand while an employee behind the bar offers honey samples on tiny plastic spoons. Each honey is surprisingly unique, with its own distinct color, aroma and flavor profile.

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Our Upcoming Events

PAINTS & PINTS: SUNFLOWERS

July 30 from 11am-1pm

Our Zero Waste Initiative

At Z Specialty Food, we are committed to preserving our environment and keeping our pollinators healthy and happy. We heavily repurpose many of our materials used for production and have invested in a sustainable facility.
The HIVE is a 20,000 sq. ft. Zero Net Energy facility
  • Minimal lighting requirements
  • Highly efficient appliances and systems
  • Solar Radiant Heated Warming Room!
  • Natural daylight features throughout the facility
  • Orientation of the building to maximize heat/energy efficiency

2 acre drought tolerant pollinator habitat

  • 100% Organic: Zero use of chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides
  • Plants selected for Drought Tolerance
  • Overall Design with long-term pollinator habitat in mind
  • Community involvement will assist in maintenance and future garden art

Your Safety is Important to Us

Customer and team member safety is the top priority for us. We have taken preventative measures in our tasting room to keep our guests safe. All customers must wear a mask indoors except when tasting. We have face coverings available onsite if you do not have one.

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