Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners on the earth and is created by vital and important creatures: bees. Without bees, flowers would cease to exist and honey would disappear.
Bees gather nectar from flowers, which in turn breaks down into sugars which are kept in the honeycomb. As the sugars evaporate within the honeycomb, honey is created.
The flavors and colors of honey depend on where the nectar was harvested. Different flowers, trees, or grasses will result in different kinds of honey.
Kinds of Honey
There are many different kinds of honey, and it can be hard to choose which one you want! Here’s a list of the most common varieties:
- Liquid honey is the kind you probably think about when you first hear the word “honey.” It’s the most common kind.
- Comb honey is honey that hasn’t been released from the comb yet. Take a large bite and honey oozes out. (Don’t worry – the comb is edible!)
- Cut-comb honey has been extracted from the comb but has the comb still with it. Most of this type of honey is in liquid form.
- Crystallized honey happens when some of the glucose crystallizes. It is still edible and has an interesting texture. Feel free to use on sandwiches or as a spread.
- Whipped honey is pre-crystallized honey that is easy to spread like you would butter, jam, or jelly. This is the easiest honey to maneuver.
Honey is great for many things, and here are just a few of them:
- Natural Sweetener: We all know honey is sweet, and it makes a great sweetener for tea, coffee, or any baking recipe.
- Natural Healer: Honey is great for sore throats and is a natural cough suppressant, making it a staple medication when you’re dealing with the common cold. Plus, local honey helps many people tame their seasonal allergies.
- Natural Antibacterial: Honey can be used to help soothe burns or kill bacteria naturally. Beeswax is also a great moisturizer.
Try Our Honey
Check out our amazing variety of honeys, from liquid to whipped and everything in between.