What Makes Our Honey Special?
Our bee hives are kept, year around, in south Atascadero and San Luis Obsipo. ALL the honey we sell is made by our own bees that forage on wildflowers (polyfloral). We
do not put our bees in monocrops because research has found that bees foraging on monocrops limit the honeybees' diet and therefore affect the honey. For this reason, our bees make honey that does
not crystallize as fast as you might expect. We actually have a 3 year old jar of honey that has NOT crystallized. Amazing right?
Next, we do not use any chemicals in our hives, synthetic nor naturally occurring. We use only chemical FREE beekeeping methods. While this is very time consuming, we
feel it's worth the extra effort to have absolute pure beeswax in our hives for the bees to store their honey in.
We do NOT heat or filter our honey. Honeybees maintain a 93 degree temperature in their hive in order to raise their young. The honey in the hive is therefore maintained at this temperature. We
extract honey from the honeycomb immediately upon removal from the hive, therefore, the honey is already warm enough to flow freely into glass jars without difficulty.
Lastly, we harvest honey from our hives several times throughout the spring and summer in order to capture honey from the various flower seasons. As a result we get a variety of honey with different
color, flavor, and thickness.