A "HONEY" OF A STORY
Important: Do not feed honey
to infants under the age of 2 AND do not feed honey to Hummingbirds!!! Their "systems" cannot metabolize the enzymes
Wildflower is nectar gathered
by our bees from flowers blooming here at home and nearby Corralitos, in Northern California. It is
a little darker in color than Sage, but it can vary because it all depends on the variety and abundance of
certain types of flowers the bees take back to their hive. The taste is somewhat strong, but it is
very good and doesn't seem to "dominate". "Local" Wildflower honey is very much in demand since it has all the nutrients necessary for those who
suffer allergies from the local pollen blowing around during the springtime. We also gather bee pollen from
our bees at this time and, during a very good "nectar flow", honeycomb.
honey is nectar gathered by the bees from the blooms of sage brush which grows "wild" in some parts of Monterey
County, California. We load, by forklift, all of the pallets of hives onto a large trailer and then they
are taken by truck to this location. Sage honey is generally very light in color and I think is the most "mellow" tasting
of the three. It is very close to Clover honey.
honey is nectar that comes from small yellow flowers blooming in Williams, California during the Summer. It is
a little darker than Sage, but unlike Sage or Wildflower, it is extremely sweet and very thick. I always tell
people that it is so thick, that you can almost turn the spoon-full of honey over and it will most-likely stick right
there! I think this honey is superb for those of you who like honey in your hot drink because the sweetness doesn't
seem to dissipate as with the other's.
We are proud to say that our honey
has absolutely nothing added to it! It is so pure that it's as if you were to dig right into the hive and "scoop"
out dripping honey from the honeycomb! Some companies add water to "stretch" their honey inventory.
We never heat our honey over 120 degrees because over-heating is very detrimental. It destroys all of the
Also, since our honey is
"raw" honey, it may sugar sooner than those honeys that are watered down and that are heated too high in temperature.
To bring honey back
to it's liquified state, bring a pan of water to boiling. Remove from heat and be sure the water's temperature is 120
degrees before placing the jar of honey inside. Cover the pan with the jar of honey with foil to keep the
heat longer. Usually, by the next day, the honey should be liquified. If not, repeat the pan full of hot
It is extremely important
that honey not be liquefied in a microwave oven!! It's a sure-fire way of totally destroying the honey's
great benefits and taste!
*** Do not feed honey to
infants under 2 years of age. They cannot metabolize the enzymes in honey. After they turn 2 years and 1 day,
they can have all the Pacific Crest Apiaries honey they can eat for life!! (Hey, what other honey
is there?) Hummingbirds, too, cannot handle honey! But unlike humans, they NEVER can have honey! DO
NOT USE HONEY TO FEED H/BIRDS WITH...USE SUGAR ONLY!!