Frequently asked questions
Whether you’re new to raw honey, or are just looking to find out about the tasty stuff, we’ve rounded up some of our most frequently asked questions around our honey products.
+ Is your honey pasteurized?
No. We only produce raw honey with all the good stuff still inside. Both our creamed and raw honeys are unpasteurized and unblended. Just as nature created.
+ 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 year old due to a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum that can cause infant botulism and is sometimes found in honey, both raw and pasteurized. Once a child is 1 year old, their digestive system has matured enough to kill the bacteria. For more information, see here.
+ What's the difference between your honey and store-bought honey?
Most of the honey you find on the shelves of your local grocery store are typically pasteurized (heated at very high temperatures) or have undergone ultrafiltration to kill/remove everything inside the honey. This allows it to stay liquid forever but removes all the beneficial nutrients in honey. Many store-bought honeys are a blend of honeys from different countries. Our honey is raw, Canada No. 1 White grade honey (the highest designation in Canada). It 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. Also be sure to avoid leaving it in 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?
Yes! We produce this in limited quantities and it can be purchased in our online shop.
+ 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 candle making and used in furniture and 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 or oil.
+ Is beeswax edible?
Yes, but only in very small amounts!
+ Where can I buy your honey caramels?
You can buy our honey caramels from our online shop right now. They are also available to purchase at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market. Very soon, they'll be available in stores across the country too. If you'd like to see them in your local store, please let them know.
If you have any questions we haven’t covered here, feel free to send us a message or give us a call.