Get the Buzz on Local Honey
Honey is a sweet elixir that has been used for its health benefits for many centuries. One of the earliest mentions of honey’s healing properties dates back to 384 BC by Aristotle. It’s also mentioned in Proverbs 24:13 as King Solomon says, “My son, eat thou honey, for it is good.” Good is an understatement when you pair the decadently sweet flavor of honey with its many health benefits. Not only is honey a great way to substitute processed sugar, it also adds nutrition and wellness to your daily diet.
Did you know that honey contains a multitude of vitamins and nutrients? Minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium can be found in honey, in addition to trace enzymes, antioxidants, and amino acids. The most popular use throughout the centuries for this sweet, syrupy product is for its antibacterial properties. Honey leans acidic on the pH scale, which helps reduce bacteria growth and wipe out free radicals. This is also why honey never spoils - yep, you read that right! If you were to find a bottle of honey from Ancient Egypt, it would most likely be okay to consume if stored properly.
Honey is also very useful in reducing symptoms of seasonal allergies, which is where local varieties of honey are important. Local pollen is collected by bees and incorporated into their honey production. Local honey contains enough pollen to help your body produce antibodies against the allergy, over time. A recommended teaspoon of local honey each day is said to help alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms. There are also studies that suggest regular consumption of honey can boost your entire immune system, given its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
It’s obvious that honey is a great remedy if you are feeling under the weather, but it’s also a great product to include in your diet for overall wellness! Other great benefits of honey include increased energy, improved memory, sleep regulation, and soothing acid reflux. As well, it can be beneficial for several dermatological conditions like acne, dandruff, scrapes, and burns. So, if you don’t already have a bottle or two of local honey in your pantry, these are several reasons to stock up!
Local Honey Varieties at Farmview Market
Honey Bee Creek FarmThe most local of all of our honey vendors, Honey Creek Bee Farm is located nearby in Conyers, Georgia. This farm operates under a traditional beekeeping practice that dates to the 1800s in North Georgia. This family-owned facility uses the practice of Bigham Beekeeping to create their various types of raw honey. All Honey Creek products at Farmview Market are raw honeys, with some including pieces of the original honeycomb.
Our largest selection of honey products is provided by Zeigler’s in Stockton, Georgia. Beekeeping is a family tradition in the Zeigler family, dating back to the early 1800s in Haylow, Georgia. Zeigler’s prides itself on the hive-to-home nature of their product, as their finished products are all-natural and unfiltered. On the shelves at Farmview Market, you can find Zeigler’s in multiple different flavors, such as wildflower, orange blossom, tupelo, and gallberry. We also carry its raw, natural honeycomb squares.
Blue Haven Bee Company
This family-operated team turned a hobby into Blue Haven Bee Company. Located in Canon, Georgia, they turned the practices of natural medicine in the “Blue Haven” of the northern Blue Ridge Mountains into a wellness product to be enjoyed by many. Try their varieties of their honey, such as the Wildflower or the Gallberry, available at Farmview Market.
Savannah Bee Company
While their honey is delicious, the Savannah Bee Company cares more about the bees. In business for 20 years, they prioritize keeping the bee population safe and healthy through education and fundraising, via their program, The Bee Cause Project. Pick up some Winter White Whipped Honey, Hot Savannah Honey, or Honey for Cheese on your next Farmview trip!
Honey on the Hill
Founded after his final tour in Afghanistan, veteran Dale Fisher was looking for a way to restore balance and focus to his daily life. In doing so, he realized that beekeeping was an intense passion of his and created Honey on the Hill. Their honey is not only yummy, but also sustainably sourced. If you’re interested in some Cacao or Lemon Whipped Honey, we’ve got some for you.