About GloryBee



  • In The Beginning

    Dick Turanski Beekeeping in 1975
    GloryBee started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975 with a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredients for the people of their town. Dick describes those early days as "a simple family honey stand, farming honey in the backyard and processing it in the back of the garage--the deep freeze even doubled as the sales counter". Over forty years later, we are providing the highest quality organic and natural ingredients with the same spirit as those first years of business.
  • Our Mission

    GloryBee is built upon a foundation consisting of a belief in God and educating people about healthy living. We strive to have the highest possible ethical and moral standards for ourselves and towards our customers. In order to achieve this, we have assembled a diverse family of conscientious, dedicated and knowledgeable individuals, who are committed to quality and personalized customer service. Our unique relationship with you is why we exist.
  • Our Natural Foods Industry History

    In the Pacific Northwest we've been supplying honey, sweeteners, spices, dried fruits, nuts, oils, and other quality ingredients to natural food manufacturers, bakeries and markets and other stores for over forty years. Chances are you've been enjoying our ingredients in a variety of products. You may also have our retail ingredients in your pantry at home.GloryBee's Office in the late 1970's
  • To A Healthy Future

    As more people choose to live a healthier, more natural life, we strive to be your partner of ingredients for healthy living. We pledge to never compromise the quality of our ingredients or our personalized customer service.
  • We are B Corp Certified™

    We believe as a B Corp, that GloryBee can be a force for good! As a certified B Corporation, we are demonstrating our honest progress towards our goal of being a leader in sustainability and healthy living. Learn more here.
  • We're still family owned and operated in Eugene, Oregon and dedicated to healthy living.

    Dick Turanksi Working Hives in the late 1970's
  • 1974

    With a dream of providing natural, healthy ingredient and supplies to their community Dick & Pat Turanski consider starting a business selling honey and beekeeping supplies.

  • 1977

    GloryBee outgrows the “home business” and moves out of Dick & Pat’s garage and into a building on Arrowsmith Street. Adding space for inventory and also allows GloryBee to send out the first mail order catalog.

  • 1983

    Pat Turanski, known for her passion for cooking, baking and experimenting with natural ingredients, inspires the Aunt Patty’s brand, and launches with Blackstrap Molasses.

    Dick sells his bees, which had grown to over 300 hives to focus on GloryBee full time.

  • 1986

    Constantly experimenting with new products, Dick adds flavoring to his honey and creates the five original flavored HoneyStix – peppermint, lemon, lime, cinnamon and licorice.

  • 1992

    The second generation is added to GloryBee as RaeJean Wilson, daughter of Dick & Pat, joins the sales team. This same year GloryBee expands, adding 3000 square feet and a maintenance shop.

  • 1999

    To better serve customers in Washington, Alan Turanski, son of Dick & Pat, becomes the first Washington outside sales rep.

  • 2000

    GloryBee’s passion for natural ingredients and the drive to fully serve its customers is solidified into its mission statement. Business continues to grow and 12,500 sq. ft. is added to the production facility.

  • 2011

    The Aunt Patty’s brand receives a refreshing update with completely new brand mark.

    To better increase efficiencies, GloryBee consolidates numerous facilities into the new Distribution Center and new home of the Factory Store on Airport Road.

  • 2014

    GloryBee rebrands its company brand mark and affiliated products to better reflect the roots of the family-owned and operated company.

  • 2016

    GloryBee becomes B-Corp Certified. This certification allows us to rigorously track and improve our social and environmental performance. Click here to learn more.