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WHat is raw honey?
There is no clearly defined standard, nor US federal definition, for what constitutes “raw” honey; however, it can be described as honey which has not been heated or filtered, but rather bottled in the state as it was taken from the hive. All of our honey is minimally processed in order to maintain as much of the natural pollen content as possible, however we do produce a specialty line of raw honey bottled in glass jars. This involves even lighter heating than our regular “non-raw” honey to retain local pollen while allowing for a smooth bottling process. Our honey is also strained to remove foreign matter such as bits of wax and bees and other non-honey particulates, but never filtered.
Is your honey organic?
Our products are not certified organic, as it would require that all nectar sources for the bees be organically grown and pesticide free. This would be an extremely difficult, if not impossible, feat for most areas in the US - a bee can travel up to two miles to find food, and consequently, even if a beekeeper could maintain that radius according to organic standards, some variables are outside his control, such as the rain or wind, which have the potential to carry pollutants. Since our bees are not transported around the country, we have a general knowledge of the areas in which they are foraging. Our forty plus bee yards provide a rich variety of plants for the bees’ nectar sources.
Mailing Address: 201 Shellstone Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Honey House Address: 237 Shellstone Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010