Continuing a family tradition that dated back 3 generations to Civil War times, George McLure produced and packed pure maple syrup in New Hampshire and Vermont. As a hobbyist, he tended to his business part time. In 1976 when his son, Dave came home to Littleton, NH after serving in the Air Force, they formed a partnership and expanded the hobby to a family business.
As the business grew, it was not long before a larger facility was necessary, so a new plant was built about 50 yards from the site of the original sugarhouse. Eventually, the McLure's were unable to meet the demands of their customers with their own production of maple syrup, so Dave focused his efforts on packing maple syrup, purchasing it from the New England region and Canada. During the expansion of the business, Dave also saw a need for honey among his customers and added honey to his product line. McLure's now offers several varieties of honey, including cranberry and blueberry, which are native to New England and a line of raw honey under the Moorland Apiaries label.
In February of 1997, Dutch Gold Honey, Inc. of Lancaster, PA, also a family-owned business, purchased McLure's Honey and Maple Products from the McLure family. Although Dutch Gold Honey oversees the business administration of McLure's, they continue to operate in Littleton, NH marketing products under the McLure's and Moorland Apiaries labels.