Learn why Bee-Native Honey is highly sought after.
Everyday people just like you and me are beginning to take their health and quality of life much more seriously. Way to bee!
The ‘honey’ that we see on the grocery-store shelf is in fact more accurately referred to as:
An adulterated, pesticide-laden pollination by-product
That doesn’t sound pretty does it?
The majority of honey sold at the grocery store must be pasteurized, meaning that it’s been heated to the point that any germs are killed…and unfortunately the heat also kills all the healthy vitamins as well. In essence, it’s no longer a ‘live’ food but simply a sweetener.
There are many places throughout the country where honey bees are needed for pollination. In areas like this you can guarantee that there’s gonna be some pesticide spraying going on frequently. This makes it’s way into the honey.
One of the saddest practices out there are commercial beekeeping practices that rob the honey bee hive of most of its natural honey stores and then replace it with corn syrup, no doubt made from GMO corn.
And the harsh chemicals that the commercial beekeepers use to battle pests & disease find their way into the honey as well.
This is not food people!
That’s where Bee-Native Honey steps in…
My beekeeping practices have separated me from the commercial world of beekeeping and here’s why Bee-Native Honey is the best you can find:
- It’s Wild Cultivated, which means the nectar turned honey is foraged by my bees from the local mountain country, far from areas that are sprayed with pesticides.
- It’s Raw Honey, which means I never heat my honey. You are getting a ‘live’ food with all of the natural pollens, amino acids, vitamins & minerals intact!
- It’s Local to the tri-state area of North Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina BUT it’s more important to eat Raw Honey than it is to eat Local– Raw honey has the live enzymes that are going to nourish an immune system.
- My beekeeping methods use minimal-invasive techniques to stress the bees less.
- All my honey is Sustainably harvested to encourage strong, healthy beehives.
- By maintaining fewer hives than commercial beekeepers, I am able to harvest in small-batches to encourage a healthier local ecology that doesn’t create too much competition between our local pollinators and the honey bees too.
- Essentially…you’re getting an experience when you buy Bee-Native Honey. An experience of floral arrangements in a jar of absolute natural food!
Our honey varieties vary from year to year as certain local plants bloom & blend naturally by the bees. Here’s some of what we have:
What’s that? In the Southern Appalachian mountains, there is a tree that grows in the thousands known locally as the Tulip Poplar tree. Their blossoms produce heavy amounts of nectar yearly.
Combine this with one of the few places in the U.S. that produces Blackberry honey and you have Blackberry Tulip!
But it only happens on the occasion that both plants are blooming at the same time. The bees naturally blend the two together as they forage. This doesn’t happen every year which is what makes this particular variety unique!
Whether you like raw honey for sweetening your herbal tea, coffee or on your toast, this honey variety does not disappoint. Some even say that they can taste the fruity flavor.
No matter where you live or travel to, there is most likely going to be a version of ‘Wildflower’ honey unique to the wildflowers in that area that the honey bees are going to make.
Here in the Southern Appalachians most wildflower honey varieties are produced in the spring-time BUT this one, as you can tell from its name, is unique in that it’s made during the summer months.
Normally in our area there is only one thing blooming during the summer and nothing else: the Sourwood tree, renown for its own smokey flavor. But this year during the summer of 2019, while Sourwood trees were blooming everywhere, there was an array of wildflowers that the bees were blending together back in the hive.
Imagine a jar full of flowers…because that’s what this is! A wonderful blend of Sourwood honey and a dozen other wildflowers including: Persimmon, Jewelweed, Joe-pye-weed, Clematis and White Dutch and Purple Clover just to name a few.
*Wild Cherry (very limited quantity)
*coming summer 2020
The Sourwood tree…does not produce sour honey, so don’t worry. But it does have a hint of a smoky flavor! One of the most popular varieties produced, the demand is so high that Sourwood honey rarely makes its way out of the tri-state area where it’s produced.