We’re Sweet on the Whitney Museum’s Honey

The Whitney’s Wade Guyton exhibition is both buzzed-about and delicious, but you can’t drizzle it over biscuits (trust us, we’ve tried!). The museum is on the case with its very own honey, harvested from–what we imagine to be Brutalist–beehives located on the roof of its Marcel Breuer-designed building. The museum’s amateur urban apiarists, in collaboration with the local honey gurus at Let it Bee, have been at it since the summer of 2011, but this is the first time they had enough to make it available for sale. An eight-ounce jar will set you back $19 ($15.20 for Whitney members), a small price to pay for not only “museum-quality” honey but also the work of Kiki Smith: Whitney director Adam Weinberg commissioned the artist to design the charming label that adorns each fetchingly hexagonal jar. Purchase yours now here. Once the 2012 jars are gone, the museum will take reservations for its 2013 crop. No word as to whether the hives will make the move to the Whitney’s new Renzo Piano-designed downtown digs come 2015.