Our Local Honey

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Our Local Honey

Wildflower, Clover, & Buckwheat (while supplies last) All our honey is pure, raw, and natural with absolutely no additives of any kind. When stored properly, our honey has an unlimited shelf life. All our honey is Kosher Certified; this means it was harvested, extracted and bottled under the rules of Kosher Dietary Law.


We only sell local raw honey from bees we raise in custom hand-made hives on our properties. That way we are 100% certain that there is no processing and no additives. Did you know that most honey sold in grocery stores and consumed by Americans is imported from other countries? Even though the small print on the label states the honey is from Argentina or some other country, most of these nations bought honey from China and mixed it with theirs. Chinese honey has been shown to contain heavy metals, illegal antibiotics, contaminants, and processed sugar. Yuck!


All sizes are sold in glass jars with State of CT required labeling

 

  • Four pound queenline
  • Two pound classic
  • One pound classic
  • Eight ounce classic
  • Four ounce hexagonal
  • 60 pound pails 
  • We will fill your containers if you wish. Adequate lead time required 


Please call for pricing


Remember All Honey Will Crystallize Over Time.  However, that does  not mean that your honey has gone bad. Just place your bottle in a pot of heated water until it has come back to liquid state. Do Not Refrigerate, Boil, or Microwave!  


Frequently Asked Questions

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Crystallization

  

What is crystallization?
Crystallization or granulation is a natural process that occurs in honey which aids its preservation.  It does not indicate spoilage.  Honey is a supersaturated sugar solution out of which the glucose tends to crystallize. Some honeys crystallize quicker than others, depending on the nectar source.

Can I prevent the crystallization of my honey?
1. Store honey at room temperature to deter crystallization. Crystallization occurs most rapidly at cool temperatures (40º – 57ºF) therefore honey should never be stored in the refrigerator.
2. Prevent absorption of moisture in the air by tightly closing containers during storage.
3. Do not contaminate the honey with toast crumbs etc.
4. Use more honey! As honey ages, it will start to crystallize.

My honey has crystallized. Do I need to throw it away?
No. Crystallization can be reversed by heating. Place the honey container in a warm water bath for a period of time to return the crystals to liquid.

Raw vs. Filtered Honey

  

Raw honey is strained to remove foreign materials such as honeycomb, beeswax, and larger particles of natural debris. Frequently, raw honey is described as “unfiltered.” If pollen is present in honey, it is more likely to be found in raw honey than filtered honey. For raw honey, look for Monkey’s Pocket Apiaries offerings.

Filtered honey is heated to reverse crystallization and reduce bacterial growth. It is processed through a filter press to remove more foreign material i.e.: pollen and wax particles than the straining process. Monkey’s Pocket Apiaries offerings are not filtered.