What is an apiary?
Why does honey get cloudy or crystalize?
Most raw or unheated honey will at some point turn to sugar crystals. It is not an indicator of spoilage, impurity, age or quality. What makes honey crystallize is due to the type of flower the honey bee visited when she gathered the blossom’s nectar. The floral source determines whether the honey will turn into a solid form more quickly or not. Some honeys while raw will stay in a liquid form for quite a while. Other honeys will turn to a solid form with in a few weeks. This is due to how stable the sugar crystal is in the nectar.
If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve, or place the honey container into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat.
Why is there such a difference in the color and taste of the honey?
Our hives are located up and down the River Valley. Depending on the time of year and the flowers in bloom, the nectar and pollen collected results in a different taste and color. Spring honey is usually lighter in color and fall honey is darker. Early August we will have 7 to 8 different varietals of honey – yum!
Is your honey processed?
No, the honey comes right off the hive, is extracted, strained and bottled. Our honey is straight from the hive to you!
How many times have you been stung?
Plenty, and counting. The worst sting (to date) was a bee up the nose…