Honey Available! – South Mountain Bees
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Honey Available!

Hi! I am Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees, and I know you've been waiting for this post.

We finally have some of our backyard honey available.

I don't know if you know that the dark honey in our area is so sweet, that it crystalizes at lightning speed, well not really, but pretty fast. After a week or two in the jar you start seeing those less than appealing harsh crystals, and since we are committed to raw honey, we don't want to heat it to dissolve the crystals, and while doing that, killing all good properties of honey. So what we do is encourage crystallization with a much finer crystal. That process gives it a smoother texture, and in our home, it's a favorite. It is much easier to spread, and it dissolves equally fast in tea. That smoother honey is what we call creamed honey. Even though it's not an accurate name, since there is no cream in it, but it's hard to change a name once people got used to it.

The next available honey is probably the best quality you can get. It is meticulously stored by the bees in tiny hexagons made of beeswax. Nobody else has touched it, the comb is paper-thin, and it is 100% edible. Moreover, kids love to chew it. This honey is called comb honey or honey comb, depending on who you talk to. Beekeepers tend to call it comb honey, because we use honey comb to refer to the actual beeswax structure, but everybody else seems to use honey comb. Either way, it is delicious!