In the Mood for Healthy Food?
Established in 2001, Whispering Dove Ranch & Apiary is a small family owned American Lamb, Meat Rabbits & Beekeeping operation. In 1998 we purchased our country home and dreamed of a slow-paced retirement venture... We woke up to the reality of raising goats first, then transitioned to sheep, rabbits, & honey bees!
We are now "growing" to meet the high demand for the world's most consumed meats; Lamb, Ranch-raised Rabbit Meat and Pure Raw Honey. Homegrown in the USA, Pastured Lambs are both healthy & delicious!
Our Local Honey is as valuable as liquid gold. Our Honey is Certified Naturally Grown.
You can depend on our high quality Honey to be free of pesticides and chemicals.
American Lamb Meat is available for family meals or that special occasion! Ranch Raised Domestic Rabbit Meat is a delicacy to behold.
All Natural, Locally Grown Lamb & Rabbit offers a new and exciting menu opportunity which has no carbohydrates, is low in cholesterol, fat and calories, but high in protein.
Heart Healthy Benefits are FREE!
We raise only high quality meat animals that are unadulterated by antibiotic or drug residues,taking every step possible to assure that our Lamb & Rabbit supply remains safe, appealing and wholesome.
Our animals are processed at the peak of tenderness under a year old. Be wary of imported very dark & larger cuts of sheep and lamb. These cuts are from older, or culled animals commonly known as "mutton". Know Your Local Producer and where your meat comes from!
Our USDA Inspected & Processed Lamb meat is offered in a variety of styles.
Lamb, Rabbit Meat, Pure Local Honey, Ashe County Cheese and Award winning NC Goat Cheese, Local Roasted Coffee Beans, Handmade Goat Milk Soaps, Specialized Face and Body Products, Natural Remedies, Beeswax products and more are available year round from our warehouse at the ranch by appointment.
Lamb & Rabbit Meat, Raw Local Honey, Cheese, Natural Skin Care products and herbal remedies.
Located 8 miles from Jacksonville, NC between Hwy 17 & Hwy 53. Visit us online for special events at other locations!
Who's Your Farmer? Buy Local, Eat Fresh, Bee Healthy!
Please call ahead for hours of operation and an appointment to schedule your visit to pick up products. Tours are not available.
Visit our ranch location by appointment year round.
Whispering Dove Ranch & Apiary
Dale & Linda Klose
689 Harris Creek Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
NC Certified Producer & Registered Meat Handler by NCDA working to support the local agricultural industry.
We are dedicated to promoting the awareness and acceptance of locally grown meats as a heart healthy, renewable food source while preserving the small family farm.
NC Certified Bee Keepers
helping to protect the bees and their environment.
Honey bees are pollinators required to produce a third of the food we eat.
Honey is probably the world's most ancient sweetener & versatile product available in raw form.
Honey has not only been used as a sweetener but as a natural beauty agent and to promote wellness throughout history.
Members of Local and National organizations
uniting farmers and ranchers.
We provide a balance of rural agriculture and education to the public.