King Cobra Apiary Honey was started in 2015 by Ali Iyoob with only a few hives. 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 professional research entomologist, and the two teamed up as business partners and as a couple. Ali and Alicia spent many sleepless nights together building product inventory, researching market strategies, and figuring out how to run a successful business. They recognized that North Carolina is famous for its amazing honey, and it can be a hard-to-find treat. Since then, Ali and Alicia have had the privilege to collaborate with many local partners to produce amazing products such as honey-infused beer, wine, mead, beauty products, and more!
Ali and Alicia run their beehives within Orange and Alamance counties and sell their honey and beeswax items to customers throughout the United States. All their bees are from local North Carolina stock and forage on the natural blooms in the area. Ali and Alicia 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 honey is raw, straight from the hive with nothing added.
Weaver Street Market is excited to carry King Cobra beeswax food wraps. The food wraps are handmade directly on their farm using 100% cotton fabric, pure beeswax, jojoba oil, and pine rosin. Beeswax food wraps are natural, biodegradable, and a terrific sustainable alternative to plastic wrap.