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Following on from our earlier blog post "How Honey & Beeswax are Produced" we now have our jar of honey produced by so much effort, but what is honey?

Well it’s a blend of fructose, glucose and water and contains a whole array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  It’s also antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic.  

Honey is only food source to never to go off.  It has even been found in the pyramids in Egypt. It will however ferment if the moisture contents is too high.

All natural honey will eventually granulate. The rate of granulation depends on what the bees have foraged on. Brassicas for example will speed up granulation. Ivy will granulate almost as quickly as the bees store it.

Honey will look and taste different depending on where the bees have foraged. Honey taken in the spring will be different to honey taken in the late summer. It will vary from year to year and even from 2 hives side by side.

 

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