Honeybear Brands started life in the 1970s in Elgin Minnesota when our founder Robert “Doc” Wescott planted a small orchard and farmed it with his 13 children.

Today we’re still headquartered on that same plot of land, but with Doc’s son, Fred, at the helm, Honeybear Brands has grown into one of the leading developers, growers and suppliers of premium apple varieties across North America. Our growing operations span four states and include Canada as well as southern hemisphere growing in Chile, as we work year round to bring new varieties and customer favorites to our retail partners across North America.

30 Years of Innovative Varietal
development excellence for
retailers and consumers

Multi-generation family farmers growing the right way for the land, the environment and tomorrow

Premium service and
attention delivered to our
retail and growing partners

Honeybear Brands started life in the 1970s in Elgin Minnesota when our founder Robert “Doc” Wescott planted a small orchard and farmed it with his 13 children.

Today we’re still headquartered on that same plot of land, but with Doc’s son, Fred, at the helm, Honeybear Brands has grown into one of the leading developers, growers and suppliers of premium apple varieties across North America. Our growing operations span four states and include Canada as well as southern hemisphere growing in Chile, as we work year round to bring new varieties and customer favorites to our retail partners across North America.

30 Years of Innovative Varietal
development excellence for
retailers and consumers

Multi-generation family farmers growing the right way for the land, the environment and tomorrow

Premium service and
attention delivered to our
retail and growing partners

OUR STORIES

The Honeybear Promise

Honeybear’s industry-leading quality control from tree to store shelf

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable growing practices to guarantee quality, conserve resources and protect the land for future generations

The Honeybear Promise

Honeybear’s industry-leading quality control from tree to store shelf

Sustainable Farming

Sustainable growing practices to guarantee quality, conserve resources and protect the land for future generations

The Honeybear Story

A family orchard in Minnesota grows into a premiere apple producer in WA and the Southern Hemisphere

Varietal Development Leadership

Rooted in innovation, Honeybear has been at the forefront of introducing new varieties to consumers

The Honeybear Story

A family orchard in Minnesota grows into a premiere apple producer in WA and the Southern Hemisphere

Varietal Development Leadership

Rooted in innovation, Honeybear has been at the forefront of introducing new varieties to consumers