Why is local honey important for allergy sufferers?
Honey from your local geographic area (within 25 miles) contains trace
amounts of local pollens. Eating local honey will trigger your
immune system to tolerate these pollens and possibly lesson your
reactions to them during the pollen seasons.
I didn't know beekeepers used chemicals, why would
chemicals be needed?
In the past 20 years, honeybees have been plagued by two types of mites
that left untreated will cause the death of the hive. Chemicals
have been created to combat these mites, but in their use, the mites
have started to develop a resistance to the chemicals. As a
result, stronger chemicals are created for use in honeybee hives.
Instead of using chemicals, we allow the bees to build smaller
cells in their combs to disrupt the breeding cycle of the mites which
results in the control of the numbers of mites. We also use other
Integrated Pest Management systems including screened bottoms.
What is comb honey?
Comb honey is honey in its most natural state. The comb is cut from the
frame instead of extracted. Comb honey can be eaten as is. It is
wonderful spread on toast or just eaten in chunks. Yes! Eat the
Do you heat your honey?
No. It's not necessary. Heating honey changes the flavor. Want
to check for yourself? Compare our honey to any honey you bought in the
I saw something in a health food store called "raw honey"
why does your raw honey look different?
That product is created by mixing crystallized honey, abnormal amounts
of pollen and propolis. While there is nothing wrong with it,
it's not just honey. Honey is the golden liquid. My personal opinion is
that the labeling of that product is misleading. Raw honey simply
means that it is not filtered or heated.