WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Yes, all of our products include honey, but our products are also designed to give you that extra kick to help you sting. Stinger bees are not drones, they are worker bees and some are even queen bees. Every day stinger bees leave the hive and head out on amazing expeditions. We like to think of our hive athletes as stingers, who will never find themselves stuck in a drone’s life and who are always pushing themselves to complete their next challenge.
SWEET, SIMPLE NECTAR.
We recognize athletes are looking for ways to optimize their performance, which is why we developed nutrition products that are made from real ingredients. We are firm believers that you are what you eat. Which is why we use wholesome, organic, non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. We also believe that what you eat should also taste great. Honey is one of our key ingredients not only because it is rich in carbohydrates but also because it is a delicious, sweet, simple nectar.
REAL, GENUINE PEOPLE.
In 2017 we moved into a new headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, along with our sister company Big Agnes. We are located just minutes from the mountain and its Champagne Powder snow, some wicked sweet single track and the glorious Yampa River. We are out every day testing our products and pushing the limits.
Our company is rooted in the philosophy that you should work hard, play hard and pursue magnificent feats. We are a collection of athletes in a myriad of disciplines who succeed and fail on a daily basis. We relish our triumphs and we try to learn from our mistakes. We are real, genuine, engaged employees, and we stand proudly behind our products.
A SIMPLE PLAN.
In 1954, Ralph and Luella Gamber developed the EN-R-G Bar (“EN” for energy, “R” for Ralph and “G” for Gamber). They wanted to provide an alternative to the sugary candy bars available, so, as such, their plan was simple: wholesome ingredients, great taste and, as Ralph was a beekeeper, honey. They introduced two-ounce packets of honey with the words “quick energy” on the packaging. At the time, Ralph’s friend Roy Phillips, head wrestling coach at Franklin & Marshall College, used those packets to provide quick energy for his athletes. Although Ralph and Luella knew they were on to something, the market was not quite ready for energy foods.
In 2002, EN-R-G Foods, Inc., was re-established by Bill Gamber Sr, Bill Gamber Jr., Bob Stahl and Jim Miller, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as Honey Stinger, with the same goal in mind: provide great tasting, honey-based energy foods made with wholesome ingredients. We like to think that Ralph and Luella would be proud of our products, and we know you’ll like them too.