About Us

About Us

               Frangiosa Farms began with Nick French’s passion for beekeeping and the healthy, beneficial base for Bee Shepherd products – raw honey. He wanted a way to focus on natural, sustainable beekeeping practices that considers the long-term effects of maintaining healthy bee colonies. 

               Nick French is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who, after working in the finance and real estate industries for 20 years, desired to make more of a difference in the world. In 2008, he started Frangiosa Farms. He began beekeeping and set out with the mission to save the bees and provide honey as a pure and natural product for consumers. While working on the farm, Nick began to learn about the benefits of  different herbs and mushrooms and their uses as a natural path to better health. Nick’s desire to identify and combine natural products that add value to the lives of people came to a career changing moment in 2020. He combined his beehives’ pure and raw honey with various organic mushroom and herbal adaptogenic extracts. He also worked with his wife Ali, a certified aromatherapist, to add organic essential oils for additional health benefits and flavor. In that year, Bee Shepherd Honey was born.

                Nick established an organization as a subset of Frangiosa Farms, Adopt-a- Honeybee, to do just that. Bottom line – if the bees are not properly and carefully cared for, then they cannot be productive and happy and we cannot have amazing raw honey. The best way is to work with the bees. It is the only way!  

     Our beekeepers use only organic practices to care for the bees and their hives. Since chemicals and pollutants in the environment are killing bees, it does not make sense to add chemicals to a hive to make them healthy. To care for the bees and their hives, the beekeepers dust bees with powdered sugars to encourage grooming and don’t use chemicals to spray the hives. Instead, they use essential oils (it’s not just an ingredient in some of our products, we also use different EOs for different things)  

When you support Frangiosa Farms Bee Shepherd Honeys and the Adopt a Honeybee program, you make a positive difference for the bees. We use every penny of your donations to adopt a honeybee to buy more equipment to establish new bee colonies, develop programs that educate new beekeepers and supporters, and create a bee business where the honey sales go directly back to creating more colonies. It is a sustainable loop where the bees help to save themselves! 

Our Mission

To create and share the most innovative natural products that support the health and wellness of individuals, communities and the eco-systems that help create them.


What Makes Us Different?

We use only the following in our products:

  • 100% pure and raw Rocky Mountain honey
  • USDA Organic herbal and mushroom extracts
  • USDA Organic food-grade essential oils
  • Extracted with a unique, reusable process that best preserves benefits of each of the individual botanical ingredients
  • Superior entourage effect (all the natural constituents working together)

Building Trust

We are proud that our products are certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project.  

This gives you the peace of mind that our honeys are free from glyphosate residue. We like to keep our honeys clean, simple, and natural.

glyphosate free detoxproject.org certification logo in green circle


Frangiosa Farms Bee Shepherd Honeys are exquisitely crafted infusions made using raw Honey and USDA organic adaptogenic and herbal extracts of Lion's Mane Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Black Elderberry and Golden Turmeric. Created by US Veteran Beekeeper Nick French, these honeys are like nothing else on the market today and feature simple product formulations to bring nature's oldest natural products a delicious 21st century twist. From the the farm, fields, fungi and hive; experience the unique flavor combinations with today’s most in-demand botanicals delivered in a jar of everyone’s favorite treat.