What is raw honey?
Raw honey is 100% pure honey, (meaning no added sugars/fillers), that has never been heated above 130 degrees. Honey that has never reached this temperature still maintains all the natural pollens and enzymes, maintaining it's true nature. Nothing is added to the honey, nothing is taken away. All of the varieties of honey we sell meet these raw honey standards.
What is honeycomb? What do you do with it?
Honeycomb is a combination of honey and beeswax, cut straight from the hive. It's preserved in the state that the bees made it in, and the honey in the cells has truly never been touched. When you break a cell open, you are exposing it for the very first time.
Honeycomb can be eaten alone, or enjoyed on your favorite dishes to add a bit of pure sweetness!
Is all the honey you sell local?
In short, no. We have one Local Variety of Honey, and that's our Local Wildflower Honey, (produced by our fourth generation beekeepers who own our storefront). All of our other varieties are specific to certain floral sources, which typically come from very specific regions that the plant is known for being grown in. Orange Blossom Honey, for example, is produced from bees who gather nectar from the blossoms of orange trees, which are predominately grown in oranges groves within the Fresno area. Kauai Wildflower Honey comes from the island of Kauai, in Hawaii.
Which honey is best for allergy relief?
Local Wildflower Honey is best for allergy relief, because it contains trace amounts of Local Pollen in it. By eating the trace amounts of local pollen that you are allergic to, you slowly grow an immunity to them. The amount of Local Pollen naturally in the honey is very small; some people may need the additional supplement of taking Fresh, Local Pollen in addition to the honey in order to build up a stronger resistance to the allergens in the air.
What is Fresh, Local Bee Pollen?
Fresh, Local Bee Pollen is naturally gathered by the bees as they enter and exit the flowers as they forage for nectar. When bee pollen is kept fresh in the fridge or freezer, it maintains a higher nutrient content, and acts as an all-natural supplement. It's most notable for it's high protein count, but it also contains vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates that are an excellent source of nutrients for vegetarians, athletes, and anyone looking for a boost to their immune system.
Does honey go bad?
Guess what: Honey will never go bad! The naturally high sugar content makes it anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and self-preserving. It will crystallize naturally over time, but you can always stick your glass jar in a pot of warm water to melt it back down, or place the jar in a warm window that receives direct sunlight for a week.