FAQS

Questions?

We are here to help. We love talking about Honey Stinger and answering questions from people who use our products. We understand that sometimes you just want to know more. Below you will find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If there is something you want to know that we didn’t cover, please give us a shout and we will do our best to get you an answer as quickly as possible.

Honey Stinger can be purchased direct on our website or through the thousands of dealer locations that we have worldwide. Please visit our Store Locator to find the nearest Honey Stinger Dealer.
One option is to speak to the store manager where you shop. Tell them that you would love to see Honey Stinger on the shelf, and mention your favorite flavors. You can also use our Store Locator to see if there is another place near you that sells Honey Stinger. We recommend calling ahead of time to ensure they have Honey Stinger in stock. Additionally, you can always order Honey Stinger directly from our website.
Honey Stinger is happy to say we have sponsored many athletes over the years. Honey Stinger supports athletes that hold the same core values as us and have a sense of adventure! Please visit our HIVE Athlete sponsorship page.

Additionally, we are always happy to add brand ambassadors to our team. Honey Stinger is excited to discover influencers who are passionate about Honey Stinger. Check out our HIVE Ambassador sponsorship page.

Honey Stinger has sponsored a number of events in the past and will continue to in the future. We like to sponsor events that promote activity, a healthy lifestyle and that are community-minded. Please visit our event sponsorship page. Please visit our Event sponsorship page.
Honey Stinger Waffles have a best buy date of 12 months from date of manufacture and gels, bars and chews have a best by date of 18 months from date of manufacture. All of our products have a best by date printed on the individual product packaging.
All Honey Stinger products are made from natural ingredients so they are great snacks for children.

The Kids’ Gluten Free Organic Waffles are the newest addition to Honey Stinger lineup and are sized perfectly to add to school lunches or to offer as an after-school snack.

Our Ginsting, Chocolate and Strawberry-Kiwi Gels, 10G Dark Chocolate Mocha Cherry Protein Bar, Cherry Cola and Lime-ade Energy Chews are naturally caffeinated, so many parents choose to avoid giving these products to children.

Our warehouse would be happy to add some stickers to your shipment when you place your next order. Click here and request stickers be added to your order.
Yes, for orders over $50. Please use promo code FREESTING at checkout.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.
We do our best to ship in-stock offers the next business day. Once your order leaves our facility, you can expect your delivery within 2-5 business days based on your selected shipping method.

The cutoff time for same day expedited shipping is 12:00pm Mountain Standard Time, Monday – Friday.
Yes, we can. If you ship to a PO Box or APO/FPO (Military) please choose US Priority Mail as your shipping method.
If you live in Colorado at the time of check out you will be able to select Local Pick Up. Please only use this option if you intend to pick up your product in person at 735 Oak Street (BAP aka the Little Red House) in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. If you select this option you will receive an email when your shipment has been fulfilled and product will be available to be picked up the following day.
PO Box 771162, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please reach out to us at buzz@honeystinger.com or by calling 866.GO.HONEY (866.464.6639). Our customer service team will be happy to either replace your purchase or issue you a refund. Don’t worry, we’ve got you taken care of.
Our products undergo thorough quality assurance procedures to ensure they live up to our high standards. However, if you receive your product and it is defective, damaged or doesn’t meet your expectations please snap a photo and send it to buzz@honeystinger.com so that we can assess the situation and prevent it from happening again. We will either replace your purchase or issue you a refund, whichever you prefer.
Unfortunately, we currently only ship within the United States.
Yes, Honey Stinger takes great pride in the selection of ingredients we use in our products, and only use the highest quality available, which include Non-GMO ingredients.
We use honey as a sweetener in our products. Honey has the same glucose to fructose ratio of fruit, 1:1. If you can eat fruit without getting an upset stomach you should be able to eat Honey Stinger without any problems.
No, many Honey Stinger products can be used as a healthy snack alternative or meal replacement because we use honey as our main sweetener and energy source. The Energy Chews, Waffles, Energy Bars, and Kids’ Gluten Free Waffles are great healthy snack alternatives. The 10G protein bars are a great meal replacement snack or after-workout recovery bar.
Yes! The energy in Honey Stinger comes from honey so you shouldn’t feel large fluctuations in energy if you eat any of our products as a snack.
We use honey as a sweetener in all of our products, though we don’t add any sugar. Honey is comprised of multiple simple sugars: glucose, fructose, maltose, trisaccharides and sucrose. Your body utilizes these simple sugars for energy production to keep you going. On the contrary, complex carbohydrates need to be broken down into simple sugars before they can be used by your body. Therefore, simple sugars provide a more efficient form of energy then complex carbohydrates.
While some vegans eat honey, our products are not vegan because they contain honey, which is produced by friendly bees.
Energy comes from the carbohydrates and the honey. Honey is a natural sugar and lower on the glycemic index than refined sugar. The glycemic index of foods refers to how quickly and how high 'blood sugar' (glucose) increases in comparison to pure glucose. Honey is a mix of simple sugars: glucose and fructose (there are others but in smaller proportions). Sucrose is comprised of glucose and fructose joined together, which our bodies need to break down before they can be used, which takes time. In honey the glucose & fructose molecules are not joined so they can be used straight away. Protein in the Energy Bars & 10G Protein Bars is also a source of energy.
Sodium, potassium and magnesium are vital electrolytes that keep your muscles functioning while minimizing cramping associated with intense exercise.
The Classic Energy Gels consist of 95% honey, giving them a strong honey flavor. Besides the organic certification, the Organic Gels are a combination of organic honey and organic tapioca syrup to give them less viscosity than the Classic Gels as well as a less prominent honey flavor.
The 30mg of caffeine is from coffee and dark chocolate.
The Strawberry Kiwi and Chocolate Gel’s 32mg of caffeine is from green tea extract. The Ginsting Gel’s 32mg of caffeine is from kola nut extract.
Honey Stinger Organic Wildflower Honey is a product of Brazil and is True Source Certified. True Source Certification is a 3rd party verification/certification that our honey is truly organic and is in full compliance with U.S. and international trade laws. Click here to read more about True Source Certification.

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