Our honey is harvested at the end of a flowering season. Honey is obtained from frame hives by spinning the frames in a centrifugal extractor. The empty honeycombs are then returned to the hive. Because the combs are recycled, bees put effort into only honey production rather than beeswax comb production. This explains why the beeswax yield from frame-hive beekeeping is low compared to traditional beekeeping methods.
All of our honey is unprocessed and unheated. The naturally occurring beneficial antioxidants and enzymes remain in place just as nature intended.
Manufacturers process most of the honey found in grocery stores. Heating the honey helps improve the color and texture and removes any unwanted crystallization. Many of the beneficial properties are also removed or destroyed in the process.
Raw, natural honey contains nutrients and enzymes that have a variety of health benefits and medical uses. Throughout history, honey has been used to cure many ailments. Today, honey is still a popular food and is even used in some hospitals as a medical treatment for wounds. However, these health benefits are specific only to unpasteurized honey.