FARM RASPBERRY FIELD HONEY
Flow Hives™ reside in the raspberry field. This doesn't mean our
honey will taste like raspberries! It means our bees will enjoy all the
flowers our raspberry plants produce in the Spring. Our raspberry field
also has chamomile, dandelions, violets, blackberry flowers and melons!
Plenty for them to do! We've also installed over the years flowering perennials
for cutting, but now for the bees too!
honey bee will fly up to 2 miles searching for flowers. Since one has
no control over pesticides and herbicides that may be used in a 2 mile
radius, the prudent beekeeper attempts to keep his bees busy and local!
As if the raspberry field wasn't enough, Shagbark Farm is also home to
many flowering herbs and wild flowers and the surrounding forested acres
are filled with Tulip poplars, American Redbuds and Spicebush - all put
on a pretty spectacular floral display in the Spring!
is made up of 38.2% of fructose, 31% glucose and only 1.3 % sucrose. Raw
unprocessed honey contains many substances important to human nutrition.
It has all of the B-complex, A, C, D, E, and K, minerals and trace elements:
magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine,
sodium, copper, and manganese. The live enzyme content of honey is one
of the highest of all foods.
unprocessed honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
It promotes body and digestive health, it is a powerful antioxidant, it
strengthens the immune system, it eliminates allergies, and is an excellent
remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey can also
stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves
and can sooth ulcer symptoms. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory
and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as
bronchitis and asthma. Local honey also has the added benefit of reducing
symptoms of allergies. Consuming traces of pollen in the honey may decrease
the impact of some airborne pollen.
plans are to extract honey three times during the year: Late Spring, Mid-Summer,
and tentatively in the Fall. This allows for seasonal variations in the
color and taste of the honey, bringing out distinct floral flavors and
aromas that are representative of all the flavors of Shagbark Farm!! Each
season brings a different type of honey as the nectar flow changes.