about honey

 

Randee's bees unpasteurized, wildflower honey is produced in Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario.

This is where the honey is extracted and jarred, but it isn't the only place from which our bees collect their nectar. We have three apiaries, two in PEC at Thyme Again Gardens & Cold Creek Vineyards and one in Northumberland County at our friends collaborative properties of Headwaters Farm & Foragers Farm.

When you see different coloured honey on the shelf it means the bees were collecting nectar from different types of flowers, and at different times of the season. Earlier spring-time honey is usually quite light in colour and flavour, where as mid summer honey will, likely, be darker and stronger taste.

Unpasteurized or raw honey will, eventually, crystalize. This is a perfectly natural process. If you prefer your honey runny then all you have to do is immerse the jar in hot water for a little bit and, viola, drippy, pourable honey at your service.

Curious honey facts 

  • Honey contains many nutrients including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.

  • Honey never spoils. When kept in an airtight container, honey will last forever. 

  • Archeologists unearthed some honey in an enclosed Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb that was over 3,000 years old, and it was still edible.

  • Honey is the only food source produced by an insect that humans eat.

  • A single bee makes 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.

  • Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.

 

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