Frequently asked questions
+ Is your honey pasteurized?
No, we only produce raw honey with all the good stuff still inside. Both of our Creamed and Raw honeys are unpasteurized and unblended.
+ What is raw honey?
Raw honey is not pasteurized, filtered, or processed, and as such, it retains all the vitamins, pollen, enzymes, and nutrients inside the honey. When it is first extracted it comes out as liquid but over time it will naturally crystallize into a solid honey.
Please note: While raw honey has amazing health benefits, we do not recommend raw honey for infants younger than 1 years old due to a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum that can cause infant botulism and is sometimes found in honey, both raw and pasteurized. Once someone reaches 1 years of age, their digestive systems are mature enough to kill the bacteria. For more information, see here.
+ What's the difference between your honey and store-bought honey?
Store-bought honey is typically pasteurized (heated at very high temperatures) or undergoes ultrafiltration to kill/remove everything inside the honey. This allows it to stay liquid forever but removes all the beneficial nutrients in honey. Store-bought honey can also be a blend of honeys from different countries. Our product is raw, Canada No. 1 White grade honey (the highest designation in Canada) that is taken right out of the hive, minimally strained to remove hive debris, and then packaged. It is pure, unblended, unheated, unprocessed honey. Like other raw honeys, it will solidify over time.
+ What happens when the honey solidifies? Can I still eat it?
Yes! You can eat it as is or you can re-liquefy the honey by putting the jar into a pot of warm (not boiling) water for a while.
+ What is the shelf life of your honey?
Honey lasts forever as long as you store it properly.
+ How should I store my honey?
You can store it at room temperature. Some people put it in their freezer and it turns nice and creamy when thawed. Make sure that the lids are tightly sealed, as honey likes to absorb odors and moisture, and that you avoid overly hot locations.
+ What flowers are in your honey?
Our bees mainly forage on sweet clover, alfalfa, canola, and wildflowers.
+ Where are you located?
We are based 10 km north of the Saskatoon city center, just off Highway #12.
+ Do you have honeycomb/comb honey?
Not at the moment but this is something we are working on for next year.
+ Do you add anything to your beeswax blocks? Are they filtered?
Our beeswax blocks are filtered and 100% beeswax.
+ What do you use beeswax for?
Beeswax is a very versatile product. You can make lip balms, soaps, lotions, and other cosmetics. It is also popular for candlemaking and in furniture/wood polish and shoe polish. Beeswax can be applied to tools to prevent them from rusting, or used to grease cookie sheets and baking molds - just rub it right on the sheet instead of using butter/oil.
+ Is beeswax edible?
Yes, but only in very small amounts!