RASPBERRY FIELD HONEY PRODUCTS

Pure. Local. Sustainable.

Our honey is 100% pure, unprocessed raw honey. This kind of honey retains all the health benefits like the live enzymes, trace vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, antibacterial properties, but most importantly, preserves the natural taste and aroma of the honey. We can say this because our honey never touches anything but the hive, a pouring pitcher and the jar in which you receive it.

The Flow Hive™ is a truly amazing invention. It eliminates a lot of the interfering with the bees traditional honey extraction requires. It allows the keeper to pour the honey directly from the hive to the jars that the end honey product will be sold in. This benefit also gives us the ability to say we are offering pure, raw, unprocessed honey and really mean it. This differs greatly from the processing traditional beekeepers must do which involves physical disruption of the colony, lots of strainless steel and movement of the honey from the hive to processing equipment before it ever sees a jar. Our honey is 100% pure, raw honey; never pasteurized or high-pressure filtered. Unprocessed, unfiltered raw honey retains all the health benefits like the live enzymes, trace vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, antibacterial properties, but most importantly, preserves the natural taste and aroma of the honey.

HONEY IS A SUPERFOOD

Honey 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.

Raw 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.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HONEY

What is raw honey?

Raw honey is not processed, heated or filtered. Raw honey is as unique as its floral source. This is why the color may vary from one harvest to the next. Read about how honey is a super food here.


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Does honey spoil?

Honey does not spoil – ever. It does not need refrigeration either. Just take care not to drop food particles into the honey. Raw honey does crystallize. That is perfectly natural and does not mean the honey is bad.

Many assume that crystallized honey is adulterated or ‘spoiled.’ In fact, the crystallization process is natural and spontaneous. Pure, raw and unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallize over time with no effect to the honey other than color and texture.What's more, the crystallization of honey actually preserves the flavor and quality characteristics.

 


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When honey gets crystallized, does that mean its “bad”?

NO. Honey does not go bad. Most honey will crystallize over time, meaning you can’t see through it anymore, and it becomes less liquid and
more solid. This is a natural process for honey, and will happen sooner in
some than in others. It means the honey you bought is raw and of the finest quality. Processed honey takes forever to crystallize, because the pollen - and flavor - have been stripped out.

How do I fix crystallized honey?

Take the lid off the jar, put it in a pot of hot (not boiling) water, in minutes the honey will be back to liquid form.


Why does honey crystallize?

The crystallization of honey is actually an attribute of natural raw honey. Why? Honey is a highly concentrated sugar solution. It contains more than 70% sugars and less than 20% water. This means that the water in honey contains more sugar than it would naturally hold. The overabundance of sugar makes honey unstable so it is natural for honey to crystallize since it is an over-saturated sugar solution.

The two principal sugars in honey are fructose (fruit sugar) and glucose (grape sugar). The content of fructose and glucose in honey varies from one type of honey to the other. Generally, the fructose ranges from 30- 44% and glucose from 25- 40%. The balance of these two major sugars causes the crystallization of honey, the relative percentage of each determines whether it crystallizes rapidly or slowly. What crystallizes is the glucose, due to its lower solubility. Fructose is more soluble in water than glucose and will remain
fluid.


How should I store my honey?

Store your honey at room temperature. Even after opening, you do not need to refrigerate the honey.


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What’s the difference?

Mass produced and supermarket honey is a blend of honeys from many places and floral origins. There’s no way for you to know exactly where it came from. What we do know is that it is processed, heated, filtered, and treated so that it has that uniform color and translucence that we have mistakenly come to know as “honey.”

Real honey is raw honey. It comes in many colors, textures and thicknesses. Each honey is as unique as its floral source. (And it does not come in a plastic bear - at least from us!)



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