chicago honey co-op

Doser: Chicago Honey Co-op

Founder: Michael Thompson

Sweet as honey: In addition to producing several honey varieties and a line of body care products from its hundred-plus hives, this Lawndale-based apiary also serves as a job training facility for the underemployed.

Why we love them: CHC is dedicated not just to sustainable products and practices, but to improving the community around them. They’re currently planning a 501c3 partner organization, Chicago Honey Co-op Training Center.

Products: In addition to delicious raw honey (clover and basswood in spring/summer; wild aster and goldenrod in autumn), the co-op produces moisturizing bars, lip balm, honey-sugar body scrub, candles, and honey mustard.

Dose appearances: June 5 and counting