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Why does the honey in different jars look different?

Honey bees from an individual hive will tend to focus on a specific nectar source. One hive will be working on an orange tree whereas another may be working on an Australian bush berry. Since I extract the honey from each hive separately one sees the different colors and experience the different flavors.

I frequently get asked what specific plant a particular honey comes from and to be honest, I don't know. These hives are in a suburban environment and there are thousands of gardens the bees are visiting.

Where do you get your honey?

We have hives at our house as well as at the houses of friends and acquaintances all within 7 miles from our home. We only harvest and sell honey from those hives. We do not source honey from others.

Why is there a jar deposit included in the price and how do I redeem it?

Glass jars are expensive both for the jar itself and also for shipping. Returned jars are left at the honey stand and the deposit retrieved from the “Honey Bank” box on the stand. We then sterilize the jar and reuse it. It is good for the environment and saves us money in the long run.

Does honey go bad?

Edible honey has been found in Egyptian tombs 3000 years old. I joke that I wouldn’t trust it after 1500 years. Honey is about 17% water and will absorb moisture. If it gets more moist it may start to ferment.That is how mead is made so you will want to store it in an air tight container.

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