Raw, Organic, Natural Honey

Read on to buzz your way into the amazing world of honey bees and learn more about honey, their priciest produce. Happy reading! 

Are Bees Always Busy? 10 Strange but True Facts about the Honey Bee!

While there are over 20,000 different species of bees, not every bee produces honey. Only a little over 44 known sub-varieties, under the genus Apis (Latin for honey), make all the world's natural honey. The European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most popular and busiest of them all!

The image that pops up in your head when you think of bees is probably the one of a tiny, slightly fuzzy bee wearing a black and yellow sweater! This is exactly how the European Honey Bee looks! They live in large colonies and have a powerful sense of community with a Queen, foragers, workers, nurses, and, of course, the babies! 

Here are 10 facts about bees that'll blow your mind and make you fall in love with these ultimate gardeners of nature, all that more! 

  • There can be over 50,000 worker bees in one single colony.
  • If you remove the queen from a colony (and good luck reaching her without those pesky stingers stinging you), the rest of the bees find out and leave the colony in under 15 minutes!
  • That nasty sting you probably hate (oh, the pain!) is only present in females, including the queen. But, since the queen hardly ever leaves the colony (talk about being royalty), if a bee has stung you, it's probably a worker bee. 
  • The queen can lay 2000 to 3000 eggs every single day in a new colony! (That's one dedicated matriarch!)
  • A male bee or drone doesn't survive mating! (RIP drone bee!)
  • If you were a forager bee, you would have to fly more than 55,000 miles, visiting over 2 million flowers to collect just enough pollen to make a pound of honey. 

  • Workers and forages use a special dance (the Waggle) to communicate with other bees and inform them about food or hive spots.
  • If you were a bee, Santa's red clothes wouldn't make much sense to you! Bees cannot see the colour red, but they still visit red flowers by following UV patterns.
  • Honey bees have 5 hairy eyes!
  • Just like you, they love the 'Winter Cuddle' and do it to keep themselves warm. 

Are you buzzed enough? But there's more! Read on to find out some fun facts about Honey, the golden elixir that the whole world is crazy over. 

Honey…I Love You – Things We Love About Honey More Than Its Sweet Goodness! 

Collecting natural honey is no easy task. And some of the best honey in the world is tucked away safely on top of the tallest trees or steepest cliffs! So, what's so great about honey that makes bears (and humans) go gaga over it? Let's find out.  

5 Things You Didn't Know About Honey

Honey is one of nature's best-kept secrets where a tiny insect converts pollen into a golden elixir that is enough to support all life. But there's so much to honey than meets the eye. So, here are 5 crazy facts about honey that'll make you love it for more than just its sweet taste. Read on!

  • It takes more than 700 bees to make just a pound of raw honey. It is one of the most labour-intensive manufacturing processes in the world, but sadly, there's no way to automate it! 
  • Raw honey is more than 80% concentrated sugar, and the rest is all water. While this seems like a simple composition, it is far from the truth. It contains fructose, glucose, and some other smaller saccharide molecules and traces of 18 essential amino acids. It also contains small amounts of antioxidants, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Talk about a superfood!
  • Because it is 80% simple sugars, honey is a great energy fuel. 
  • It is the ONLY food made by an insect that is safe for humans. Not just safe, but it is the only food that has everything you need to sustain life. 
  • It is also the only food in the world that comes without an expiry date. If you store natural honey in the right conditions, it will never go bad or lose its benefits. 

 Raw, Organic Honey Is the REAL Deal – Here's Why 

Raw honey from organic sources is the best of the best you can get. All the natural goodness of honey is present in raw honey, and it reduces the more you process it. In its raw form, honey contains parts of the pollen, all the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that make it the superfood you know it to be.

When you buy a bottle of unpasteurised, raw honey, you know the exact ingredients (there are no added chemicals or things like corn syrup). You can even trace the origin of the honey to the specific region and the primary flowers. Since this honey comes straight from the source, you get nothing but pure bee elixir! 

Here's hoping you enjoyed learning new facts about honey and its makers. So, the next time you spot one hovering over your lavender flowers, thank them for making the world a bee-tter place!