Learn About Honey
What is Honey ?
Honey is the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of plants or secretions of plants. Honey is a complex food which is predominately 2 simple sugars, glucose and fructose, but contains hundreds of organic compounds that make honey not only delicious, but gives it significant health benefits.
Why do Bees make honey?
Honey is stored in the hive and serves as the concentrated energy source for honeybees’ daily activity, including flight for foraging nectar and pollen, and for providing a food source for the colony during the cool winter months when no external food sources are available.
Honey is so much more than sugar!
Honey is nutritionally superior to normal table sugars (white & brown). Honey’s simple sugars are easily digested, and the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes present in raw honey aid digestion and metabolism. Although honey is largely made up of carbohydrates (simple and complex sugars), about 4% of honey is made up of hundreds of phyto-compounds from the plants which gives an almost endless variation to different varieties of honeys.
“High quality unprocessed honey is like fine wine, with the source plants, growing location, season, soil, climate, and weather influencing the colour, aroma and flavour.”
Honey is a great natural energy source and has been shown to have a number of health benefits for humans including anti-microbial & antioxidant properties, relief of coughs and sore throats, gastrointestinal health support, wound care, and hay fever allergy relief.