Address: 113 Hope Road, Eatontown NJ 07724 / (732) 542-6528
About Us / E&M Gold Beekeepers, LLC History: Hello, we are Ed and Mary Kosenski from E&M Gold Beekeepers, a family NJ beekeeping business, which produces local raw honey & naturally selects strong honeybees and honeybee queens. We began our beekeeping journey in 1997 shortly after seeing the movie Ulee’s Gold. The next day Ed purchased our 1st beehive from a Beekeeper in Vineland, NJ. Since that first hive, 18 years ago, we have grown to a 150-hive beekeeping operation and have also incorporated a Russian and Carniolan queen-breeding program.
In late 2002 we made a commitment to develop a stronger local honeybee. In 2005 we began grafting queens after Ed completed Sue Cobey’s Queen Rearing course at the University of Ohio. In 2007 and 2008 Mary attended Sue Cobey’s beginning and advanced Instrumental Insemination courses at UC Davis. In 2009 we established our 2nd breeding yard for New World Carniolan bees and for the past six years we have been selling Carniolian and Russian queens to local and regional beekeepers.
We are licensed from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to use the “Jersey Fresh” logo on our New Jersey Honey products. We offer local raw honey including New Jersey Spring Wildflower and Summer Wildflower honeys and also NJ Clover, Cranbury and Blueberry Honeys.
For the last 8 years we have been producing Honey Wedding Favors and Baby Shower Favors and have worked with over 1,000 Brides-to-Bees. In addition we offer custom tags and labels for our Wedding Favors and Baby Shower favors. We have been voted by our Brides-to-Bees the Best of The Knot Wedding Pick in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!
We are active members of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA), the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association (CJBA), the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA), Eastern Apiculture Society and the National Honey Board (NHB). In addition we give educational talks and presentations at schools, associations and county fairs.