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1 . Where can I go to get additional information on honey?

For additional information, you can visit

2 . How is Organic Apiculture (Beekeeping) different from conventional, local honey beekeeping?

Local, organic honey cannot be produced in the USA in large, commercially-viable quantities without the use of pesticides due to parasites such as the varroa and tracheal mites. Organic Honey must be sourced from countries where the parasites are not present.  Countries such as Brazil and Mexico support[...]

3 . What is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)?

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining immature bees and the queen.  Studies have shown a link between[...]

4 . Why is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) a concern?

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a major concern because bees are used as natural pollinators. Bees are a critical link in U.S. agriculture as a pollinator for major food crops such as almonds, clover, orange, apples, alfalfa, blueberries, peaches, etc.

5 . What environmental impacts does Organic Apiculture (Beekeeping) have?

Organic raw honey is collected from beekeepers who do not use any pesticides or antibiotics in hive management.

6 . Can I feed honey to infants?

Honey is not recommended for infants under 1 year of age.

7 . How do bees make honey?

Honey is the sweet fluid produced by honey bees from the nectar of flowers. Worker honeybees transform the floral nectar that they gather into honey by adding enzymes to the nectar and reducing the moisture – as defined by the National Honey board.

8 . Is crystallized honey still good?

Yes. Crystallization is the natural process by which the glucose in honey precipitates out of the liquid honey. If your honey crystallizes, place the bottle in warm water bath to liquefy, or simply dissolve the honey in a warm beverage.  It is still ok to consume crystallized honey.

9 . Is the Wholesome! Organic Raw Unfiltered Honey Fair Trade Certified?

Yes, we source our organic honey from Fair Trade Certified beekeeper cooperatives and we pay a Fair Trade premium to the cooperatives which they can democratically spend to benefit farming families and their communities.

10 . Is the Wholesome! Organic Raw Unfiltered Honey Gluten Free?

Yes, honey is an inherently gluten-free product.