ABOUT OUR HONEY
The Bee's Knees Honey is local to northern St. Charles county and Lincoln county in eastern Missouri. With access to 150+ hives on multiple farms throughout the area, we're able to provide our all-natural, raw honey year round.
Our specialty is a wildflower honey. Because the bees are pollinating on a cornucopia of varying flowers throughout the year, our wildflower honey offers a great blend of flavors that is deep and rich. Its dark brown color distinguishes it from the traditional lighter amber hues of clover honey. Once you've tasted this delectable treat, you'll be hooked for life.
When we harvest our honey, we filter out the larger remnants from the hive by pouring it through strainers. It's then bottled and packaged for sale. No pasteurization here.
Pasteurization is the process of cooking the honey to a temperature of at least 140-160* to cook out additional impurities and bring the honey to a state that will take longer to crystallize. It's those impurities that provide the healing and medicinal properties consumers have come to love from our honey. The major chain stores want to stock honey that's been pasteurized because it stays in liquid form longer, which is more likely to sell than honey that's crystallized. However, BEE not fooled...all honey will crystallize, given enough time.
When your honey crystallizes, simply place the container in a pot of water on the stovetop. The water level should reach the highest level of honey within he container. With the stove at the lowest setting, let the honey warm up slowly over the course of an hour or more. You should be able to tolerate putting your finger in the water, so not much hotter than the water coming out of your faucet.
NEVER MICROWAVE YOUR HONEY.
From the hive to you, The Bee's Knees Honey is sold by the pound and is available in the following sizes:
1 pound 1 pound (glass) 3 & 6 pounds 12 pounds
**NOT PICUTRED, OUR HONEY IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN LARGER QUANTITIES. FOR BULK PURCHASING OPTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US.
The best way to purchase The Bee's Knees Honey is to visit one of our local retail partners. If you're not located near one of our partners or they don't stock the quantity you prefer, please use the CONTACT US links to request information about ordering. You can find a comprehensive list of our retail partners HERE.
If you are interested in wholesale pricing to resell The Bee's Knees Honey at your place of business, please CONTACT US.