Raw Wildflower Honey (New York Wildflower, 17 oz.) New York Wildflower 17 Ounce
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100% Raw Honey Never Heated, Never Blended We are the Beekeepers.
Our Apiary has been in operation by our family for three generations. This Raw Varietal Honey is extracted with extreme care to keep it just how the bees made it.
Our Apiary has been in operation by our family for three generations.
Honey is raw when produced by the bees. The honey is stored by the bees in a wax enclosure known as honeycomb. Honey is removed from the honeycomb by a process called extraction. Extraction is accomplished by removing the wax capping fro the honeycomb; then placing the combs in a round stainless steel tank, cone shaped at the bottom and equipped with a center spindle attached to a rack to hold the comb or frame upright. With the wax capping removed, an electric motor attached to the spindle at the center of the rack creates enough centrifugal force to send the honey to the outside of the tank where it then drains into a stainless steel storage tank. Bottling then takes place while the honey is still liquid. Raw honey is packaged without heat or filtration and may contain tiny bits of beeswax, pollen, and propolis.
About Granulation It is very important to understand that all raw honey is liquid when extracted. If it is granulated (solid) in the comb, you can not extract it! So all of our honeys are extracted and bottled in liquid form. Granulation often, but not always, occurs later depending on storage temperatures and floral source. The rate of granulation may vary from season to season. Varietal Honeys Like fine wine, varietal honeys contain a recognizable, repeatable taste and flavor which is characteristic of the nectar of their floral source. Varietal honeys can be the result of agricultural production. For example, blueberry and orange honey result from planting thousands of acres of these fruits with the placement of hives in near proximity. In the wild, neither of these plants would produce a honey in significant enough quantity to produce a recognizable flavor. On the otherhand, varietal honeys like Astor, Sweet clover, Goldenroad and Sage are all considered volunteer as they are found in non-cultivated environments. The occurance of varietal honeys under any condition are one of the remarkable things in beekeeping and in nature itself.