The Buzz About Raw Honey from Honey Creek Bee Farm
As you have no doubt heard, raw honey offers an extensive range of surprising benefits. This rich golden liquid is the miraculous product of honey bees and a naturally delicious alternative to refined white sugar. Honey was around long before sugar became widely available in the 16th century and, unlike sugar, raw honey can offer incredible benefits to our health and well-being.
One of our favorites is from family-owned and operated Honey Creek Bee Farm in Conyers, which maintains 75 honey bee colonies throughout Georgia. The Bigham beekeeping tradition dates back more than a hundred years to Roland Bigham, and the experience and guidance gained from past generations is the true heritage of the company.
Honey Creek Bee Farm's raw, locally produced honey includes:
Wildflower - Also known as "multifloral" or "mixed floral", Wildflower is often used to describe honey varieties from miscellaneous and undefined nectar sources very near the hive location. Its color can vary from very light to dark and flavor range from light and fruity to tangy and rich, depending on the mix from the different seasonal wildflowers. This honey is most effective for the treatment of allergies.
Orange Blossom - Orange blossom honey, often a combination of citrus sources, is usually light in color and mild in flavor with a fresh fruity scent, and a fragrant citrus taste.
Sourwood – Unlike its name, Sourwood honey is as sweet as can be. The nectar is collected from the sourwood trees in the north Georgia mountains. This light-colored, delicate, subtle honey has an almost caramel or buttery flavor, and a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Sourwood honey from Clarksville Georgia won Best in Show at the World Honey Competition in Paris France in 1996. This is truly a Premium honey.
Tupelo - Clear yellow with a greenish tint, Tupelo honey is a premium honey produced in northwest Florida and southern Georgia from the Tupelo trees growing in swamps. Tupelo has a sweet and very distinctive flavor. Because of the high fructose content, Tupelo honey is one of the sweetest honey varieties.
Most of the honey consumed today is processed honey that’s been heated and filtered since it was gathered from the hive. Unlike processed honey, raw honey does not get robbed of its nutritional value and health powers. It can help with everything from low energy to seasonal allergies.
The Health Benefits of Locally Grown Raw Honey
- Helps Allergies - By taking a little bit of honey daily, your body can build up a natural immunity to the allergens that would normally make you crazy with itchy eyes, runny nose, etc. Make sure to consume local honey, as it will contain pollen from the local flowers.
- Cough Suppressant – Some doctors believe that two tablespoons of honey are just as effective as cough suppressants. Plus, the honey coats the throat and keeps it from feeling raw.
- Energy Booster -Because of its high carbohydrate load, honey is a wonderful source of unprocessed sugar energy. Sugars hit the bloodstream quickly, which gives you the boost you need to get moving.
- Boosts Immune System -Studies have shown that a daily dose of raw honey raises levels of health-promoting antioxidants in the body.
- Memory Booster -Antioxidants are fabulous for feeding the cells of your brain the food it needs to thrive.