Is your honey organic?
We do not use pesticides or herbicides in our apiary. Unfortunately, obtaining a USDA Certified Organic label would require us to prove that every flower within 16-square-miles is also organic.
Is your honey raw? (What is raw honey?)
Yes! Our honey is never heated or processed, and we limit the filtering to 1875 microns. This allows us to remove impurities but keep proteins and local pollen.
My honey is thick and crystallized – is there anything I can do?
Crystallization is a natural occurrence with raw honey, but it is easy to fix. Just let your honey bottle soak in a mug of warm water until the crystallization goes away. You may have to repeat this from time to time. Some honey will crystallize faster than others, but all honey can crystallize.
Can I buy in person / pay in cash?
Absolutely. Just contact us to arrange a convenient pickup time as we do not keep regular store hours. We do occasionally set up a roadside stand for cash sales, look for it on Ravenna Street during the summer months.
What is the shelf life? (Does honey expire?)
Honey will never spoil and has an indefinite shelf life. You do not need to refrigerate honey, it can be stored at room temperature. You may notice some crystallization if it sits for too long, but that is easy to fix (see above).
Are you registered with ODA?
Yes, we are registered with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, under 2020 Apiary Certificate #70463 and Beekeeper Certificate #9328.
You label your honey with specific flowers, how do you know what is in it?
The bees will naturally prioritize close flowers, and flowers with the most nectar. By keeping an eye on what has been in bloom close to us, and timing when we remove the honey, we can make some assumptions about the primary source of the honey. There will always be a blend of secondary sources, but the primary source will make up the majority of the flavor profile.