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Good source of raw honey

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 27, 2012 at 4:52 AM

I like honey and I know that raw honey is supposed to be healthier but I can't get past the thought that there might be bug parts in it. Can you all recommend a raw honey which will alleviate this concern? Preferably something that resembles the honey that I grew up with if possible.

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on September 14, 2012
at 05:54 AM

@Nance Where did you read that honey will destroy gut bacteria in large amounts?

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Bee vomit, hee hee.

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:25 AM

isn't that the honey from PA? i think so.. i had a jar it was amazing. i am going to order 5 gallons this month from my co-op. the thing about honey though... when it's in my house... it's really hard to resist eating it straight from the jar. which is ok for a little bit, but it's so good i just keep eating it.

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on February 27, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Eugenia, I clicked on this thread to say pretty much exactly what you said. First I was disappoint, then I was happy. +1 for you.

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on February 27, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Hi, balor! Be comforted by the fact that honey has antibiotic properties while in its intact state. In fact, it will destroy your good gut bugs unless it's in small quantities or mixed up in other foods. Even if there are tiny bits of insects in it, which I consider unlikely but possible, it is as perfectly safe as a natural food can be. Trust me, vegetables and fruits are just full of "bits" and it's a great part of why they are so healthy for us. A sterile environment is very unhealthy for humans.

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on February 27, 2012
at 06:51 PM

I must be lucky, because my local honey from 20 miles away is crystallizing and I'm in a race to eat most of it before I have to do something. :-))

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on February 27, 2012
at 05:04 AM

You should not take advice from people here that might suggest for you a particular honey brand. The reason for this is because in order to get the full benefits of honey, it must be not only raw, but also unfiltered, and LOCAL to where you live. So you just need to storm your local stores or farmer's market and buy a honey that satisfies all 3 prerequisites. If your honey is not local, then you don't get immunity for allergies that develop around where you live.

And yes, there might bug parts in there. Personally I've seen none to the one I buy (it's muddy looking, but I never saw any bits in there), but even if they are there, they haven't killed me or anything. I'm still here, replying. :)

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on February 27, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Eugenia, I clicked on this thread to say pretty much exactly what you said. First I was disappoint, then I was happy. +1 for you.

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on February 27, 2012
at 06:03 AM

You're concerned about nearly invisible parts in your big spoonful of raw bee vomit? The vomit part's ok, but the mere thought of a bee hair freaks you out??!?!

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Bee vomit, hee hee.

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on July 26, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Don't worry about it, I'm pretty sure that eating the odd bee penis or two is safely paleo, and is an excellent source of protein.

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Raw Honey doesn't usually have bee parts in it. When you see honey labeled as unfiltered this typically refers to the micro-filters that big honey companies use to remove pollen, enzymes, and other particulates to keep honey from crystallizing on the shelf.

Our process is to extract the honey from the frames and let it settle for a few weeks. The wax and bee parts float to the top and are skimmed off to be used in candles, chunky honey, etc. If we do see some bee parts when jarring the honey we'll pull those out.

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on February 27, 2012
at 05:58 PM

We order from Stakich, raw unfiltered unheated honey in 5 gallon buckets 2 or 3 times a year. All the honey that is local and "raw" appears to have been heated, as it never crystallizes. Stakich honey comes that way and we love the flavor even though it is different every time. No one in my family suffers from allergies so we do not bother with local honey for that reason either. Bee parts don't bother me but there are none obvious that I have seen in our honey. What's wrong with eating some bugs?

"Stakich Raw Honey comes straight from the extractor, unheated, unfiltered, unprocessed. Because of this, all of its enzymes, vitamins and minerals are kept intact. It also contains some bee pollen, propolis and beeswax. This means that all of its original nutrients are fully preserved. Stakich Raw Honey has a distinctively rich taste and is highly prized for its flavor. It’s pure, raw state provides a maximum level of natural antioxidants and healing agents."

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on February 27, 2012
at 06:51 PM

I must be lucky, because my local honey from 20 miles away is crystallizing and I'm in a race to eat most of it before I have to do something. :-))

Af49bced416926d9f88e47a7e705d99d

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:25 AM

isn't that the honey from PA? i think so.. i had a jar it was amazing. i am going to order 5 gallons this month from my co-op. the thing about honey though... when it's in my house... it's really hard to resist eating it straight from the jar. which is ok for a little bit, but it's so good i just keep eating it.

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on February 27, 2012
at 05:21 AM

just buy really raw honey. mmm... delish.

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