I LOVE RAW HONEY, full of beneficial enzymes, minerals, wild yeasts, antibiotic compounds and nutrients it is truly magical stuff! All these fantastic properties are heat-sensitive, I do not use raw honey for high heat cooking like baking and boiling, I use it instead as part of no-cook recipes, or I add it at the end of the dish after high heat cooking.
made by Honey Bees of the genus Apis
PROTECT the Bees – support sustainable, organic and biodynamic farmers who don’t use the harmful pesticides and herbicides killing our bees. Bees are dying in massive amounts at rapid rates we need to take action towards caring for them.
BEE Love ~ Plant pollinator plants to feed the pollinators everyone will be happy, especially you from the joy of watching them dance among the flowers. Few things make me happier than seed, plant catalogues and planning my garden, with a little planning you can have flowers and food for the pollinators throughout the growing seasons.
Nutrient-dense natural sweetener you can use in place of sugars, syrups and artificial sweeteners.
Substitute maple syrup, rice syrup, sorghum syrup 1:1 or sugar in place of honey in baking, roasting, boiling high heat recipes. With sugar, you may have to add a little extra liquid to your recipe.
Mix raw honey in no-cook, low heat recipes anything from salad dressings to sorbets, energy bars to chocolate truffles, nut butter, chia jams, the list goes on…it is so versatile.
Drizzle raw honey liberally over baked goodies, atop summer fruits, salads and cheeses, over porridge, dress up yoghurts and finish off desserts.
Blend in drinks as a sweetener for smoothies, shakes, juices, nut/seed milk, teas, iced-teas, hot chocolate
Brew and ferment with honey it has wild yeasts great used in kefir, kombucha, apple cider vinegar, shrubs and elixirs, fire cider.
BEE WISE & BUY LOCAL
Support your community by buying raw honey from sustainable, ethical Beekeepers who support the bees and our environment’s health and well-being. Most mass-produced honey is heat pasteurised, which takes away all the wonderful properties of raw honey and the mass beekeeping practices are sadly questionable and often cruel.
Buy honey in glass jars and use a spoon. Store honey in glass jars with lids,
Crystallisation is natural and can happen to raw honey due to the water to sugars ratio. If you want to re-liquefy your honey (stored in glass, not plastic) sit in the sun to warm or stand in hot water. Take the glass honey jar with the lid on and place in a small saucepan with enough hot water to be level with the honey inside the glass jar, this will gently warm and melt honey while maintaining the nutrient properties.
HERBAL + MEDICINAL
Seasonal allergy symptoms can be eased by eating local honey made from the local plant pollen.
Herbal infused honey a simple, tasty and very effective way to make your own flavourful remedy’s! Aromatic herbs and spices and herbs with water-soluble compounds extract into the honey, giving you the flavour and benefits of both.
Cough syrup made with raw honey can help soothe a cough and a sore throat.
Cold soother made with raw honey, lemon juice and hot water is a traditional drink.
Elixirs made with herbs, honey and alcohol like vodka – a great herbal infusion extraction combination.
Shrubs made with herbs, foods, honey and raw apple cider vinegar – refreshing gut lovin’ summer sips.
Skin burns, wounds, infections, acne, dermatitis can benefit from using honey topically.
Beauty products, skin creams and lotions, shampoos and face masks use honey to help with hydration.
Caution* Do not give honey to infants under 12moths old. Some people may have an adverse reaction from consuming honey.