FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I ask when buying honey?
Is it pure?
Does honey go bad?
What is crystallized honey?
Almost all honey will crystallize over time because it's a complex sugar, not a simple sugar.
What can I do if my honey crystallizes?
Remove the lid from your jar. Place your glass (not plastic) jar of honey in a small saucepan. Add water to the pan so that it comes up the sides of the jar about an inch or two. Gently heat, stirring the honey every few minutes until the crystals melt and the honey is liquid again. Keep in mind heating honey in the hive rarely gets over 100°F and you risk destroying its beneficial enzymes, pollen, and antioxidants if you get it too hot. Don't let water get in the honey or you will risk inviting bacteria.
What gives our Wild Flora Honey its dark color and floral quailties?
Our honey's unique terroir comes from the hundreds species of wild flora our honeybees forage for pollen and nectar on our farm. These native trees, shrubs, and flowers vary from season to season resulting in honey that may taste different in spring and fall. The dark amber color is due in part to the many tulip poplar trees present.
Do you use chemicals in your hives?
We limit our interventions to splitting colonies in spring to prevent swarming, and feeding them in winter to prevent starvation. We don't treat our hives with chemicals for diseases or mites. A strong and healthy hive takes care of itself and so far, our bees have managed themselves very well. You're welcome.