From Hive to Bottle
Making Life a Little Sweeter
Making Life a Little Sweeter
With over 100 years of local honey producing experience, Cox Honeyland and Gifts is proud to provide high-quality pure honey products to Cache Valley locals and customers around the world.
How Our Pure Raw Honey Journey Began
Since the beginning, our goal at Cox Honeyland has been to make life a little sweeter. For over a hundred years, Cox Honeyland has been providing natural honey to locals and travelers. Our origins began in the small farming community of St. George, Utah with Henderson Cox. After nearly three decades of farming in the St. George area, Marion Cox moved to Cache Valley where he continued to raise honey bees and harvest pure raw honey. The first family warehouse for honey production was built in Providence, Utah and the honey operation continued there for a number of years.
In 1965 Duane Cox purchased the bees from his father to continue the family tradition of beekeeping and natural honey production. In 1984, a new warehouse was constructed on Highway 89 just on the southern outskirts of Logan, Utah. The warehouse was large enough for honey storage, production and packaging, allowing space for Duane and his wife Margene to grow the business. Just a few short years later in 1989, Cox Honeyland opened a small gift shop to offer pure, natural honey year round to customers.
Cox Honeyland’s Famous Honey Gift Shop
After Margene decided to open the gift shop, she began making other gift items in addition to the local honey. She expanded the products available, offering both natural and raspberry creamed honey flavors, fresh honey butter, and her famous honey almond popcorn. Margene was a trailblazer and was one of the first community members who offered gifts produced in Cache Valley. She offered locals and visitors a taste of Cache Valley with her custom gift baskets and pure honey gifts.
When the business started, her daughters Camille and Maleesa joined her to help run the store and make the honey and gift packages. Her other daughter Michelle hit the road selling and marketing the honey to others. The youngest son, Darren, bought the beekeeping operation from Duane and has carried on the family tradition of caring for bees, while also acting as an activist for the beekeeping industry.
Family-Owned & Operated
Throughout the years, most of the family has helped at different times to work for and to help grow the business. Many grandchildren also had the opportunity to work alongside and often be outpaced by their Grandparents.
The business has had many successes throughout the years, and has been honored with awards in various industries. In the early days, Duane received the 1998 Golden Hive Award for excellence in Beekeeping. He also served as the County Bee Inspector for Cache County for decades and was a respected member of his local community. In 2008 Margene received the Woman in Business Champion award from the Small Business Association, and in 2010 the company was honored to receive the Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year award for the State of Utah and given by the Small Business Association. Shortly after her passing in 2020, Margene was honored by the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce as an influential female entrepreneur in her community.