The crystallization of honey is often misunderstood by the consuming public. Many assume that crystallized honey has been adulterated, is of poor quality or unnatural, or has spoiled or gone bad. This is simply not so. And actually, the exact opposite holds true.
If a honey does not crystallize for a long time, with the except of certain types of honey that naturally crystallize slower or not at all (such as Acacia or Tupelo), it is often a clear indication that the honey has been adulterated, diluted, or pasteurized.
Orange blossom honey falls on the sweeter end of the honey spectrum. This variety has a somewhat subtle, citrussy smell and an overall fresh aroma. It tastes surprisingly sweet and has a delicate, slightly acidic flavor, with a taste reminiscent of citrus fruit.
If you enjoy eating orange blossom honey for its unique and delicate flavors, you will be pleased to know that it's more than just a sweet treat. Orange blossom honey, like many other honey varieties, has medicinal properties that support human health and well-being and can be used both internally and externally.
More and more gardeners are getting excited to plant a bee garden this year. Many natural sources of flower-rich habitats are diminishing more and more over time. By planting a bee garden, you too can do your part to help the bees! In return, the bees will pollinate your flowers, providing a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds and vegetables as well as the joy of watching them up close and knowing that you are doing your part.
Here we are in February and everyone is starting that slow trend of letting our good intention health goals of the New Year slowly fade into the background. And in creeps in the guilt that comes with not meeting our New Years Resolutions. Whether its not having enough time to keep up with our exercise routines, or the inconvenience of trying to cook more healthy food while evading the temptation of junk food, sometimes its hard to keep with out health goals.
But what if a health goal was a simple as eating more honey in your everyday diet. Here are eight things that will happen to your body when you start eating honey daily!
Rocky Mountain Honey wants to give back to the bees that have made our company possible. With the decline in bee populations over the years it is more important than ever to try and find solutions to the different environmental causes of this decline. These causes can range from Colony Collapse Disorder and varicose mites to Pesticides and weather changes. Rocky Mountain Honey wants to do its part to donate to research to enhance the health of bees.
Honey has been used as a health and beauty product for centuries. In ancient Greece honey was used in many cosmetic and anti-aging preparations by woman. Throughout Egypt people have been using honey for centuries for its health benefits. It is even said that Egypt’s last active pharaoh, Cleopatra, bathed in a mixture of milk and honey as one of her anti-aging rituals.
I don’t know about you but when my little girl asked me “How is honey made?” I didn’t have a clue how to answer her. So together we researched a bit and learned all about how bees create honey together. Here are a few simple steps to explain how it is done.
I have written before about the amazing benefits received by consuming raw honey, but today in honor of a new product coming soon to the Gorder’s Honey Company, soon to be the Rocky Mountain Honey company, let’s talk about the benefits of Cinnamon when mixed with Honey!
Honey is a delicious and natural sweetener many of us are already familiar with. For those looking to eat fewer processed foods, honey may seem like a good natural choice as a sweetener, but besides being a great choice for a natural sweetener, honey can be used in many home remedies
Studies over the last several years have shown that we may soon see if Einstein’s prophecy will come to pass. A massive decline in bee population has been reported in the US by beekeepers, in some states the decline is severe as 70% of the population. The decline in population is so severe that for the first time in history the honey bee is being classified as an endangered species.
While excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, archeologists have often found pots of honey amongst the tombs artifacts. And more surprising still is that these thousands of years old honey is still preserved. Over the years as archeologists have uncovered these ancient honey pots and have discovered that the honey remains unspoiled, a remarkable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey.
Not all honey is created equal. Or, more accurately, not all honey on the grocery store shelves is equal. Some international honey has been treated and no longer has the health benefits discussed here.
Rocky Mountain Honey was established in 1992 as Gorder’s Honey by Ed Gorder in Blackfoot, Idaho. It was later bought by current owner David Dance in February 2015 where it then became Rocky Mountain Honey. Read More