Delaun Mills Cox started the bee business about 1880 with a few colonies of bees as a side-line to other farming operations in Orderville, Utah. He produced honey to supply about the only sweet obtainable for his family and that small community.
Thirty-three years later he came to Shelley, Idaho, and started keeping bees again as a hobby, but made more money as a hobbyist beekeeper during World War I than from all his previous holdings. During the following years honey prices became depressed and in 1925 his son Orville S. Cox took over his bee business which became his tool of trade for his livelihood and raising his family. He produced, packaged, and sold clover honey. He also offered and sold comb honey. Overtime, Orville established his honey as a benchmark in superiority and purity. He marketed his honey under the trade name of “Cox Honey Farms.” Through a unique process, he created and established “Delicious Creamed Honey” which is recognized all over the nation as one of the best flavored and firm textured honey in the United States. Nothing is added and nothing is taken away from nature’s finest sweet.
In 1970 Orville formed a corporation with his sons Roy and Merrill, later joined by his grandson Terry Brunson. They have worked hard for over 30 years to bring to you nature’s own sweetener with all its wholesome delicious goodness. To this day they still enjoy beekeeping and offering the best honey on the market. Like their fathers before, Brian, Brent, Kendall, and Clay are continuing the “Cox Honey” tradition. With a firm understanding of the past, they are looking to the future with optimism and high hopes. They have a solid commitment to offering the purest and best honey on the market. They also have a firm resolve to not give into market pressures by cheapening the Cox Honey name. Today, Cox’s Honey offers Pure Clover Honey and Delicious Creamed Honey.