Dr P's bees
It all started as a hobby with two hives. The hives were a Christmas gift from Dr. Jeff Pinkerton to his unsuspecting wife, Dawn Klingensmith. (That’s me!) Two hives turned into four, and four into six, and so on, until we had a full-blown apiary consisting of 40 hives in four colonies all around East Texas.
Jeff, an eye doctor, challenged his patients to come up with a name for the apiary, and Honey Eye’m Home was born.
Purveyors of punny honey
Honey Eye’m Home brings you 100% pure, raw, unfiltered honey straight from the hives.
We also offer limited-edition, artisanal flavored honeys to enhance foods, cocktails and teas, as well as made-to-order Bee-spoke Honey.
Bespoke (adj.)—custom-made; made to suit a particular person.
To learn more about our honey, comb our online store.
Your hometown bee brew
Our signature seafoam green hives are divided among three bioregions—farmland, forestland and our own backyard. Each location imparts a distinct flavor profile to the honey produced there. That’s why Jeff and I never blend honey from different hives.
The honey’s flavor and color also depend on the season, the weather and what’s blooming within foraging distance of the hives (clover, wildflowers, blackberries, honeysuckle, sand plums, lavender, peaches, etc.).
Fun fact: Hives must be painted to protect the pinewood; for ours, we color-matched a pale shade of green from a peacock tapestry.
While the bees keep us busy, Jeff and I each have a bazillion other things going on. He practices optometry full time, and I make my living writing. Jeff raises chickens and rabbits; I look after the cats and koi. We try to keep things simple.
We have a rather ambitious garden. We have more artwork than wall space and more kitchen gadgets than drawer space. We have two homes, in Texas and Chicago.
My love of Chicago notwithstanding, home is where the hives are.
Doing our part to save the honeybees.
Jeff—chief beekeeper, swarm trooper, recipe developer.
Dawn—marketing director, tagalong beekeeper, taste taster
Mike and Beverlee—Gilmer colony managers
Rick—spiderman (web master)