Frequently Asked Questions
Not only does our honey include bee pollen from all seasons, we also include hand collected pollens from trees, grasses and bushes such as pine, cedar and oak. Because honey is not generally harvested while the oak, cedar, pine and many grass pollens are blooming, these pollens are not present in honey. Our local honey includes a mixture of four seasons of local honey blended with four seasons of hand and bee collected pollens.
Yes. All of our honey is raw and bottled by hand. We do not use a mechanical bottler that requires heating honey to high temperatures.
Varietal honeys such as orange blossom honey, blackberry honey, raspberry honey are made by placing bee hives in an area where orange blossoms, blackberries, etc are in full bloom. The bees collect the nectar from the blossoms and make honey. Larger orange groves, blackberry fields, etc. will yield the purest varietal honeys. Therefore, the quality of the varietal honey will depend on the beekeepers ability to find the best possible locations.
No. Raw honey lasts for millions of years. Granulation is a natural process. If possible, consume the honey in granulated form. However, to reliquify simply place the bottle in a double boiler until the crystals have dissolved.
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Absolutely, we recommend our buckwheat honey for topical use.
Optimally, you should eat the honey in its granulated state.You can scoop it out of the bottle with a knife.If you must liquefy the
honey, you can place the honey in a double boiler with water and gently warm on low heat.Depending on the honey, this may take a while.
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Honey lasts forever. Honey has been found in ancient tombs. The honey was granulated, but when melted, it tasted great!
Every harvest of honey is different depending on plants that may have bloomed during a particular honey harvest. For example, the hope is that nothing else blooms while the orange blossoms are blooming and the perfect orange blossom honey can be obtained. Unfortunately, this is never going to happen. Something else is always going to bloom and change the taste of the gourmet honey. Another factor that influences the color of honey is age. Honey tends to darken with age. The taste of a particular honey varies over time also.
At Winter Park Honey, we believe raw honey is honey that has never been warmer than the temperature at which the bees would normally keep it. That temperature is around 90-100 F.
Orange blossom honey is made by placing empty beehives in an orange grove while the orange trees are in bloom. The biggest and most pure orange groves will produce the best orange blossom honey. All gourmet or artisan honeys are produced this way.
To create honeycomb, the beekeeper must replace the hard plastic foundation used for honey production with edible beeswax foundation. This requires a bit of skill. The flatter the sheets of beeswax, the flatter the honeycomb will be. If the beeswax is wavy, the honeycomb will be wavy. The hives with the beeswax foundation are then placed in an area with a prolific bloom. Bees will only create honeycomb when the bloom is strong. They much prefer creating honey as it is much easier for them to make. Making wax is roughly 7 times more difficult than making honey. Once the bees have capped the frames of beeswax honeycomb, the beekeeper must pull the honey supers. And this is where things get a bit tricky. Once the honey has been removed from the hive, the arsenal of bees (40,000 of them) that were protecting the super are gone and the honey is vulnerable to countless invasion from wax moths, beetles, etc. To avoid the need for fumigation, Winter Park Honey takes the honeycomb straight from the beehive immediately into the honey house to be cut up into squares. Once the comb is sealed in the honeycomb squares it will keep for millions of years. Winter Park Honey will NEVER fumigate their honeycomb. You can rest assured that our honeycomb is FREE of pesticides and poison.