Eve found Ft. Collins based Anellabees honey candies last fall and fell in love with the innovative and delicious candies and the people behind them. Anellabees was inspired by a curious little beekeeper, Anella (who has helped with the family’s beehives since the age of two!), and her mother’s passion to create a honey-based candy with quality ingredients. Their candies originated in Fort Collins as a mother-daughter passion project in 2017, when Danielle and Anella, began testing hard candy recipes in their kitchen using an old confectionery press from the 1880s. The goal was to create a honey-based candy that everyone in the family would love, free of the unnecessary, unhealthy ingredients, like high-fructose corn syrup, soy, gluten, preservatives, and artificial flavors, found in most confections. Their honey is sourced from beekeepers in the U.S. and all additional ingredients – spices, butter, and dairy, are organic and rbGH-free.
Anellabees gives back by donating a portion of their sales to organizations like PPAN, CO Farm & Food Alliance, and World Bee Project who are doing the essential work of protecting our planet, people, and pollinators.