HONEY -RAW- CHEMICAL TREATMENT FREE - UNFILTERED
10 oz. jar of honey
We are dedicated to producing high quality pure and natural products from the hive. We do not use any chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides in our beekeeping practice or in any aspect of our farm. We allow our bees to produce 100% pure natural beeswax comb, built as they see fit. We do not rely upon an annual honey harvest or any particular product of the hive such as wax, propolis or pollen as an agricultural commodity. Only in seasons of excess do we share in the abundance produced from the generosity and industrious labor of the honeybee.
Our honey products can be classified as raw, as we do not use any heat in our honey extraction or bottling process.
Our honey can be classified as unfiltered, as we only strain the honey to remove large particles of debris. This ensures a high quantity of pollen is present in the liquid honey. Honey is a unique and unpredictable agricultural product. Micro climates, weather patterns, soil conditions and unique blooming periods throughout a given season will produce flavors that seldom repeat themselves.
General honey information:
RAW HONEY- Honey that has never been heated above 107 - 112 degrees (depending on what raw food guideline you are going by). Heating honey has the potential of damaging beneficial vitamins and nutrients.
CRYSTALLIZATION- Honey that has formed crystals is NOT honey gone bad. This is a good indicator that your honey is pure. Honey can be returned to a liquid state with a bit of warmth, placing your jar in warm water, or sitting your jar in direct sunlight.
UNFILTERED- There are 3 different micron size filters used by most beekeepers, 200, 400, 600 microns. The 200 micron filtering the smallest bits from honey. Average pollen size ranges from ~25 microns to ~100 microns. So most honey has beneficial pollen still present. Any staining that is done is to remove larger particles such as wax, or bees and such.
TREATMENT FREE- Tells us there were never any chemicals, miticides, or fungicides applied to the beehive. This can require more labor and careful attendance of the beekeeper to help keep and maintain a healthy thriving beehive using a more organic approach to beekeeping.
POLLINATION- Without pollinators food and flowering production would be minimal to non- existent. Honeybees are only a small member of the pollinators that sustain life as we know it.