Why Sun River Honey?
Created by Elite National Team Members
Aaron and Shannon spent a combined 20 years as elite athletes representing Canada with the National Fencing Team at both World Cups and World Championships all over the world.
As an elite athlete subject to doping tests, Shannon wanted to refuel quickly with real food. She discovered the fast and stable re-fueling she could achieve with our honey. However, the jar of honey she travelled with was inconvenient, it required a spoon, it only tasted like plain honey and it had no electrolytes. Our 6 flavored honey gels were born out of this real world experience.
Clean ingredient lists
Other popular "honey gels" actually use refined syrups as the first ingredient in many of their "honey" gels. Our proprietary techniques developed as beekeepers allow us to use pure honey as our base, then add natural and organic ingredients like Ceylon cinnamon and sea salt for unique flavors. Honey is ALWAYS our first ingredient.
Researchers at the University of Memphis evaluated the efficacy of honey vs conventional energy gels.
They found no appreciable difference in performance for the athletes in their program when taking natural honey vs a "conventional gel".
Real honey performed the same as "conventional gels" with the added benefit of being real, clean, unprocessed food!
See: "Honey, an alternative sports gel"
This study directly supported Shannon's real world experience as an elite athlete using our honey to refuel.
Active enzymes, retaining pollen
We've been in the honey business for over 25 years and we understand real honey. Our honey is unpasteurized, gently handled in our own facility and tested for enzyme activity and pollen presence. We can therefore be 100% certain that our honey retains both its pollen and its active enzymes. Verifiable proof of quality.
Is it tastier than plain honey?
Our years of experience with creating creamy natural honey infusions is what shines.
Every single flavor absolutely POPS!
Try all 6 flavors with the variety pack!
Shockingly Tasty Flavors!
Who is Sun River Honey?
Elite National Team Members
Aaron and Shannon spent a combined 20 years as elite level athletes representing Canada with the Canadian National Fencing Team at both World Cups and World Championships all over the world. They learned elite nutrition management at the highest levels.
During her career, Shannon discovered the fast and stable re-fueling she could achieve from our honey. Since there was no conveniently packaged honey on the market, she started traveling with jars of honey from our honey farm stuffed into her fencing mask. She was able to refuel between matches without getting bogged down with solid food.
As an elite athlete subject to doping tests, she was very aware of what she put into her body. With her trusty jar of honey traveling with her, she was able to eliminate the bonk, and do it with real food. The only problem was it had one flavor...honey, it had no electrolytes and it required her to travel with a spoon. Our 6 honey gels were created from Shannon's real world experience as an elite athlete.
Sara and Henry (mom and dad) got their first hives in 1997 and along with some donated equipment from a friend, they started their beekeeping journey. Over the next few years Sara worked for a commercial beekeeper and learned how to keep bees on a large scale.
Along with their children Aaron and Shannon, they worked to build their honey farm over the next 25 years.
Around 2018 they started working on developing a soft creaming technique that allowed them to produce soft, creamy honey with the ability to infuse many different flavors.
In 2019 they transitioned their farm to focus on packaging their new creamy honey and selling it around the world. Sara continues to enjoy providing contract beekeeping services for other honey farms.
Quality products with a twist of Quality service..Just perfect!!! Thank you!!
The cinnamon and lemon/ginger honey is outstanding! Just like the response time and delivery by this company! Bravo Sun River 👏👏
The service and the honey are outstanding. Incredibly good flavor, love all of them especially the lemon.