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Honey For Sale

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Every year I get requests for my honey long after I am sold out. Honey is generally harvested in August and I always have a waiting list of customers so it goes fast.

This year I am expanding my hives again, so if you are local to the Central Oregon area and want some of my all natural honey, then its time to think about how much you might want.

Yeah I know, it seems early, but there is a demand for honey that is chemical free. Let me explain. I don’t use commercial “miticides” in my hives. What’s a miticide? A miticide is basically an insecticide. It is used to kill the mites which can destroy beehives. Miticides leave a chemical residue behind in the wax and the honey. Levels vary, but do you really want an insecticide in your honey?

I can do this because I am a small producer and can take the time required to manage my hives without these chemicals. It is simply too labor intensive for a large commercial operator to manage his/her hives without using these chemicals.

Also, keep in mind that some of the brands of honey you are most familiar with at the grocery store are cut with corn syrup. Thats right and if you don’t want to believe that just go do a little research on the web. Its there.

So, if you are in the Central Oregon area ( I know there are many of you out there following my season of beekeeping blog) and you want some of this seasons honey, start thinking about how much you want. It always sells out fast. You can contact me at whalersman@gmail.com

Spring is just around the corner and the bees will be making your honey real soon. Think about that the next time you go to spray a dandelion. Dandelions are a favorite bee food, so if you have to spray, kick the flower off the plant first, then spray. That will keep most of the bees from coming into contact with your spray. Thank you.

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The Truth About Honey – is it Raw or Processed

There is a lot of information out there about honey.  You might be surprised to learn that much of that on grocery store shelves is not honey at all.  As is the case with most food, there is the natural kind that is good for you and the faked, man-made version that is not so good.  If you enjoy honey and want the most from it, you would be wise to check out the link below which contains a summary of much of the information that is out there, plus two short videos that demonstrate the difference between real (Raw) honey and the fake stuff you find in most grocery stores.  Check it out for yourselves, but bottom line, find a local beekeep, look into his practices and see if his bees are exposed to chemicals (you might be surprised) and buy Raw Honey.  Here is the link.  Let me know what you think.  I’m guessing many of you will be quite surprised.

http://truththeory.com/2013/07/20/there-are-shocking-differences-between-raw-honey-and-the-processed-golden-honey-found-in-grocery-retailers/