Category Archives: Honey

I Love the Taste of Honey but is it Kosher?

Honey and Apples

This is a question we are often asked as the answer is YES, pure raw honey is kosher. In fact, a very special relationship exists between honey and Jewish culinary traditions. According to the Torah, (the Jewish law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Old Testament), […]

Sweet Meadowfoam Honey: Is It Made From Marshmallows?

Meadofoam honey

Meadowfoam is a plant native to the Pacific Northwest. It received its name because of its resemblance while in bloom to the white foam blowing on the ocean. The oil, pressed from the seeds, is very stable, and has the ability to extend the shelf life of less stable ingredients. The seeds are a source of nutrients […]

Organic or Not? 

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  Currently, the United States does not have a standard for defining organic honey. Without a definition, no honey produced in the USA can be certified organic by the United States government. If a honey contains a label with an organic certification, the agency that issued the certification can be contacted and the consumer can […]

Fall Allergies

Fall allergies occur when specific allergens are in bloom. For example, ragweed allergies are common in the fall when that particular plant is in bloom. Goldenrod also blooms at this time of year and is easily recognizable; however, it is the less showy ragweed that is the primary culprit in fall allergies. The pollen grains […]

Fireweed Honey–What is the “hottest” honey from the coldest part of the USA?

    Fireweed honey is a premium monofloral honey, light in color with a mild taste. This honey is often referred to as the Champagne of all honeys. It is produced in the northwestern United States, particularly in Alaska. What makes this honey so special? Perhaps it is the unstoppable “spirit” of the plant itself. […]

The Sweetness of Sourwood Honey

It’s summertime and summer is the season for Sourwood Honey. Sourwood honey is a golden honey from the blossoms of the tree of the same name, also known as the Sorrel Tree, the Appalachian Lily Tree and officially, as the Oxydendrum arboretum. Sourwood trees grow to be between 25 and 60 feet tall and can […]

Winter Park Honey’s Sweet-N-Green Tea

       Sweet Matcha Green Tea Honey   Every ingredient that goes into this new product is 100% organic. The honey crystals are made from organic honey and organic sugar cane juice. The organic green tea in this product is unique in that it is made from the whole tea leaf–not brewed. The entire leaf is finely ground […]

More About Honeycomb

For many centuries, humans have harvested honey from bees for its sweet taste and waxy comb, a unique substance that can be used for many purposes. What is honeycomb?  Like honey, honeycomb is made by honeybees in their hives. Both substances get their start as nectar from flowers, which the honeybees transform into honey through a […]

The Mystical Power of Bees

“Ask the bees what the Druids knew” Old English adage Historically, there are many cultural beliefs that surround bees. Some are true; some are mythological.  It is well-known in current observations of “bee-havior,” that bees hate the odor of cattle and horses.  Indeed, bees find most human’s scent to be offensive. Yet, there are stories told about […]

Honeybees Help Pollinate Blueberries

A large, healthy blueberry plant produces thousands of flower buds every year. With up to 16 individual flowers developing from each bud and every flower a potential berry, pollination needs in blueberries are great. In order to set fruit, pollen that is produced by the flower’s anthers must reach the stigma so it can fertilize […]