We are a honey farm, or apiary, located just west of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Give your wedding guests something sweet on your big day!
Our wildflower honey favors are perfect for any wedding, party, or event. They tie in the local sweetness of North Carolina beekeeping with an elegant and eco-friendly feel. We have three different types of glass jars to choose from for your big day: 2 ounce hexagon jars, 3 ounce skep jars, and 4 ounce muth jars. We offer customized labels for the 2 ounce and 3 ounce jars for a small fee, but these jars are great for DIY!
Our honey favors are very affordable and typically below $2.50 per guest. Please contact us for pricing information.
We run our bee hives within Orange and Alamance counties and sell our honey to many customers throughout the United States. All of our bees are from local North Carolina stock and forage on the natural blooms in the area. In our apiary, we see a great deal of wildflower nectar being brought in, including clover, tulip poplar, blackberry, black locust, and other native plants; this makes for delicious light honey every spring and summer, and a darker, richer honey in the fall. The bees are treated with only organic pest controls, and the honey is raw, straight from the hive with nothing added. North Carolina is famous for its amazing honey, and it can be a hard to find treat.
King Cobra Apiary Honey was started in 2015 with only a few hives by Ali Iyoob. Over the course of his first year, he sold honey to many of his friends, family, and neighbors, and invested most of his time and money to expanding his side business into something much larger.
In early 2016, Ali met Alicia Ballard, another beekeeper, and the two teamed up as business partners and as a couple. They spent many sleepless nights together building product inventory, researching market strategies, and figuring out how to run a successful business. King Cobra Apiary has faced many challenges over the years, but has overcome these obstacles with hard work, dedication, and a passion to produce a quality product.
Team of King Cobra Apiary Honey
Founder & Beekeeper
Alicia graduated from North Carolina State University in 2016 with her bachelor of science degree in plant biology and entomology. While in college, she took an introductory beekeeping class which sparked her interest in keeping honey bees. A week before graduation, Alicia obtained an internship conducting honey bee research. During her internship, she quickly learned the art of beekeeping and met the love of her life, Ali Iyoob, another beekeeper. Alicia teamed up with Ali to support the expansion of King Cobra Apiary.
Owner & Beekeeper
Ali graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015 with a degree in biology and started working with honey bees soon after. In 2015, Ali started King Cobra Apiary with only a few hives. In 2016, Ali met Alicia, and the two teamed up together to further build a successful business.