What is Raw & Unfiltered Honey?
RAW AND UNFILTERED HONEY
Honey bee trivia
🐝 The honey bee is the only insect that produces food that is eaten by man.
🐝 Honey is the only food that never spoils.
🐝 To produce a pound of honey a honey bee must tap into 2 million flowers.
🐝 Honey bees must fly over 55,000 miles to produce one pound of honey.
🐝 A workers bee makes only 1/2 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
🐝 A honey bee flaps their wings 190 per second.
🐝 A honey bee flies approx. 15 miles per hour
🐝 A worker bee makes 10-15 collection trips per day.
🐝 The honey bee has six legs, four wings, a nectar pouch and a stomach.
🐝 Wax bees secrete beeswax to build the hexagonal honeycomb cells.
We only use raw, unfiltered, pure and local honey. Ours is pure and untreated. Nothing is added to or taken from it.
It is not heated above ambient temperature which makes it “raw” and unpasteurized.
This is not the honey you buy at grocery stores where it has been processed, over heated, ultra filtered with added fillers.
Unfiltered honey means it still has all the pollen and “good stuff” still in it. ( See picture) People use unfiltered honey for their allergies all the time!
That said, you will see it has specks and hive particals in it. This keeps all the health benefiting vitamins and antibodies in the honey so that they are not killed off by over heating or filtering.
Why is my honey hardening or aka crystallizing? Raw honey will crystallize which is totally natural. A sure sign that it is pure and straight from the hive to you!
To keep liquid leave it somewhere at least 75 degrees f.
To return to liquid form just place your glass jar of honey in hot water, or even better, in direct sun light.
No need to refrigerate your honey and do not microwave it.
Unpasteurized honey- Do not give infants under one year honey.
Honey is measured by weight