Below is the history of Rockhurst Farm and how the honey came to be. What you really need to know is that it is the best tasting honey we have ever come across. Analyzed in the lab, their bees are pollinating tulip poplar, Alabama Supplejack, and other local flowering plants in and around the farm in Wilsonville, Al. Whatever it is, there’s something special about Rockhurst Honey. If a spoonful a day doesn’t heal what ails you, it will surely make you feel better!
Dr. John Hurst enjoyed a 42 year practice in the specialty of OB-GYN. After retirement in 2015, he became actively involved in the management of the wedding venue. He has received a master gardener certificate and a master beekeeper degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Hurst enjoys teaching lessons in beekeeping and is an active member and past president of the Jefferson County Bee Association.
Nona enjoyed a career as a Nurse Anesthetist as well as being the mother of two daughters. She is a master gardener, floral designer, horse rider and enjoys pottery as a hobby. Over the years since 1984, she has grown a zinnia garden on a large scale as a cut flower business. Nona instigated the bee keeping hobby thirty-eight years ago by purchasing the first two hives as a birthday gift to Dr. Hurst. With her many years of bee keeping and experience cooking with honey, she is presently authoring a cookbook celebrating honey recipes.