The Story of The Queen
A HONEY OF A TALE
In a valley at the foot of the Rocky Mountains just east of
Yellowstone National Park in northern Wyoming is a small farm where
Clarence and Bessie Zeller raised their family of 3 sons and 3
To support the family, they produced honey. Honey like no other in
the whole world! This honey is made by bees they call “Little
Johnnies”. Started from the wild bees Clarence’s father took from
the bee trees on the Shoshone River bottoms. Little Johnnies are
mean, and they attack just for the fun of it. They just love to
sting, but they gather the sweetest nectar which makes this special
honey they call “The Nectar of the Gods”.
Story of The Queen Cont.
When the boys were grown, they each had to try their wings, and went
out to see the world. The sting of the “Little Johnnies” was like
the Pied Piper calling them back to the farm and their beloved bees.
In 1976 they decided to make use of an old family recipe from
Bessie’s ancestors in Scotland and make honey candy for sale. They
had made taffy as kids and had lots of fun stretching it. They had
all the necessary ingredients for delicious candy—that special
honey, the recipe, and the desire. But, would it work? More recipes
were developed, and in 1979 they started making honey pecan
pralines, now known as Pecan Pearls. This candy is so smooth it just
melts in your mouth, with just enough pecans to make it chewy. It’s
a taste that defies description. The only thing to do is to try it.
You’ll love it. You’ll also love the Honeymoons, Truffles, English
Toffee and other mouthwatering confections they have added to their
line since that long ago beginning.