Our Story

One morning in 2008, 2 Queens co-founder Charles Wilkin went looking for danger. But when no one would join him in skydiving, he settled on beekeeping instead. Charles quickly discovered that honeybees are actually very gentle creatures, and as his passion for beekeeping grew, so did the demand for 2 Queens Honey.

Black tea and honey are a classic true love story, so the addition of hand-selected tea to our product line was a natural fit. We’re always looking for great teas that pair perfectly with our Catskills wildflower honey, and have curated a selection of teas that taste great paired with our honey, or are made from elements that bees pollinate. This helps the bees as well as makes a great cup of tea!

To help us stay awake and keep up with demand, co-founder Martin Higgins began roasting coffee for 2 Queens. With over 10 years of roasting experience and more than 20 years in the specialty coffee industry, Martin hand-selects only the best beans available with a focus on organic and fair trade beans. Lovingly roasted to perfection in small batches, Martin has cultivated a number of signature blends and single origin roasts that keep our customers coming back for more.

All 2 Queens products are all natural, small batch and hand-made. We hope you enjoy them as much as we love making them. You’ll find us as farmers’ markets, specialty shops, online and now at our retail shop in Narrowsburg, NY.

Thanks so much for helping us share our passion with you!
Charles + Martin

A short film by George Billard.