To put things very simply, honey is a sweet food made by honeybees using nectar from flowers. Honeybees are the one most commonly known honey producer and they are the only insect that produces honey in quantity.
Honey has been gathered by humans for thousands of years. In more modern times, for commercial purposes only Apis mellifera, the European Honeybee, and Apis cerana, the Eastern Honeybee, have been used for honey production. Honey produced by other bees and insects has distinctly different properties, and are often not deemed fit for human consumption. Although honey harvested by beekeepers from honeybees is an affordable food, bees spend thousands of hours collecting pollen from around two million flowers to make one pound of pure honey. This takes thousands of hour’s worth of labor and requires bees to fly thousands of miles to perform the tasks. So no matter what you pay for the premium artisan honey, you are a getting a bee bargain!
Honey is actually a bit more complex than that simple explanation that was just afforded to it, and based on the effort that honeybees place in its production; it barely scratched the surface of what honey actually is and how it gets from the bee to the table to eat. In fact it is so complex that parts of it have only recently been unlocked by modern technology. So let us dig a bit deeper into the question of “What is Honey?” Most honey is very sweet, but how does it get that way? Honeybees gather nectar from various flowering plants. Nectar’s main ingredients are natural sugars – sucrose, glucose, and fructose. But depending on the plant the nectar is collected from, it will contain other substances as well. For instance, a tobacco plant will have small amounts of nicotine in its nectar. In the same way, citrus trees impart hints of citrus flavors into the nectar. It is these trace substances that give honey its unique flavor and aroma.
We sell our honey in our storefront and here on our website in three types, Orange Blossom, Palmetto, and Wildflower. Each variety is stocked in 1lb, 2lb, 5lb, and 5 Gallon sizes. We also sell full drums of honey upon inquiry.
Please Contact Us if you are interested in buying our honey in bulk.