All of our honey and honeycomb is produced by the bees at the Little Wren Farm apiary in western Massachusetts. To preserve the honey’s natural flavor and qualities, our honey has never been filtered or heated above temperatures naturally found in the hive. This means that our honey contains all the things the bees put in it, including antioxidants, enzymes and pollen.
A Word About Honeycomb: Do people really eat honey comb? Yes! Many people prefer to eat honey straight from the comb, beeswax and all. Toast your favorite bread, spread some butter on it while it’s still piping hot, and cut a small chunk of comb and spread it on the buttered toast… delicious. If you’re curious to learn more about appreciating this form of honey, please enjoy what Rusty Burlew of Honey Bee Suite has to say about appreciating honeycomb.
A Word About Raw Honey & Crystallization: Raw honey has not been filtered or pasteurized, and it remains as close to what the bees created as possible. A characteristic of raw honey is that it will thicken and crystallize over time. This natural (and reversible!) process does not mean your honey has gone bad; in fact it is an indication that your honey is raw and unadulterated. Many people prefer solid, crystallized (or “creamed”) honey over liquid honey. If your honey crystallizes or becomes solid, you can use it as-is in all its spreadable glory, or you can place the sealed jar of honey in a bowl of warm water (or near another source of gentle, low heat) until the honey becomes liquid once again. Your honey may arrive as a liquid and slowly crystallize over time, or it may arrive in a solid state, depend on variables including the type of honey and the time of year. We know you’ll enjoy it either way!