Why not feed honey to babies? The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization advise that honey should not be added to food, water, or formula that is fed to infants younger than 12 months of age. The primary concern is that botulism spores (Clostridium botulinum), which can be found in the soil, may become airborne and carried onto the hive or picked up by bees while feeding. Botulism IS NOT always killed by pasteurization. Therefore, NO HONEY – neither ours nor any commercially processed honey – should be given to children until they are at least a year old.
Why are your honey and bath salts packed in glass? Our honey is packed exclusively in glass because plastic can react chemically with honey, changing the color and degrading the quality. Our natural products are packaged using only recycled, recyclable, or reusable materials. Please, in turn, recycle the packaging.
What does “unheated” and “unfiltered” mean? Most honey – even raw honey – is heated. This is sometimes done to reduce the moisture content to the usual 18-22%. We harvest only “capped” honey, so the moisture content is determined by the bees and no further evaporation is needed. Most honey is highly filtered, which removes the pollen and results in a more “clear” honey. Ours is not. Providing unheated and unfiltered raw honey guarantees that all the natural goodness of the propolis, pollen, enzymes, and the natural antiseptic properties are retained.
How many bees does it take to make honey? A bee lives for 4-6 weeks and produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. Each cell of capped honeycomb contains the nectar from about 1,000 flowers. Most colonies consist of 20,000-60,000 bees and ONE queen.
Why do bees “buzz”? The bee’s wings beat about 200 times per second, creating the “buzz.” They can fly up to 15 miles per hour.