Did you Know?

If you sell honey in Georgia, you must be licensed as a food distributor by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and registered with the FDA as a food processor.  The Department of Agriculture will randomly pull samples of the honey and test for additives and contaminants.

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What is Pure Honey?

If you have seen the label on one of our bottles or honey products, you may have noticed that it states “100% PURE HONEY”.  We do not use that language simply to promote our products.  We use those words because this is a legal definition for our honey.  You may wonder, What is pure honey or  – well, isn’t all honey 100% honey?  No, it is not.  Let me explain. Nearly all store bought honey comes from overseas and goes through an intense filtering process.  That process kills the live…

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The Buzz 

Honeybees: Did You Know?

Did you know that honeybees are Georgia’s state insect? That’s right! Honeybees are essential to our crops and nearly every bite we take. They are not dangerous and can only sting once and then they will die.  Oh, if only we could say the same about harmful things such as venomous snakes and spiders.  But honeybees are not harmful and will only sting to protect themselves or their hives. That’s because the hive is where the family lives, making honey. And speaking of honey,  honeybees produce over 860 different kinds…

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The Buzz: Quick Bites About Honeybees

Did you know that: Honeybees produce over 860 different kinds of honey in the 50 states. The color, taste and smell come from the different flowers where the bees collect their nectar. 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat is directly from honey bees. The main job of a honeybee is to pollinate the flowers.  In turn the flower creates the seeds, or more importantly, the fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and cotton that we need.  The trees and plants provide oxygen, wood, and medicines for us to…

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The Bee’s Buzz: Did You Know?

With Spring comes warm weather and with that comes beautiful flowers.  Naturally, that brings about bees.  So, before  you swat those bees as you are out and about this season, here are some things to know about the Honeybee. Did you know that: More than 100 agricultural crops in the U.S. are pollinated by honeybees? That’s right! The honeybee is critical to agriculture. So important, in fact, that one out of every three bites of food that people eat is thanks to honeybees. Honeybees make up about 80% of ALL…

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Honey 

It’s Spring! Bring On the Pollen!

Happy Spring everyone! It’s finally here and well, it feels like we never had a Winter, doesn’t it? Above average temperatures most of the season, in fact. And just as we were enjoying some of the blooms from the Bradford pears and early Azaleas, we got that late freeze last week and a lot of it went away. That should be good for staving off the pollen, right? WRONG, according to the experts. Asthma and allergy practitioners are seeing higher than normal health concerns related to pollen this year. Weather…

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Consider Bee Pollen as a Supplement

Over the past few years, it’s not just honey that we all realize has wonderful health benefits; it seems that bee pollen itself has become all the buzz.  So, what is it?  Well, we all know it’s the actually pollen – but it’s more than that. What is Bee Pollen? Bee pollen is a supplement.  A darned good one as it turns out and here’s why you should consider bee pollen as a supplement for yourself, especially if you have allergies.  Bee pollen is really a food.  It’s high in…

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How To Beat The Cough

There’s nothing worse than a cough.  When you are not feeling well, is when you need sleep the most to fight off your cold, flu or other related illness.  A cough keeps you awake night after night and it wears your body down.  It causes every muscle in your body to hurt.  It makes you so exhausted that you just want to sleep but every time you get just about comfortable, the cough wakes you.  We’ve all been there. There is no cure for the common cold.  However, there are some…

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