The Organic Honey
Article by Mari Manalo
The honey farming beekeeper is extremely careful with his beekeeping equipment. Bee farmers who produce this honey must follow a very stringent set of guidelines to ensure their produce is of the purest form. They must ensure their honey bees are a very safe distance away from any form of pollution or contamination. Some of these areas include motorways, genetically modified crops, chemically grown plants, inhabited areas like towns and cities, livestock and even rubbish tips. And a particular concern is that of the disappearing bees mystery, otherwise known as CCD.
Organic Honey Farmer
The best distance to put between any of those and their bees is a four mile radius. Their bees usually fly to pollinate plants and collect nectar within a two mile radius so you can see that a distance of four miles is good, very good indeed.
These are the reasons you will rarely find this honey in the UK. Because the UK is so densely populated there are rarely any real safe distances for the Organic beekeeper to run a honey farm.I do however, have it on good authority, that both Scottish and Cornish are excellent sources of honey, they are very good indeed.
Honey farming is quite an intricate business including the area of bees pollination so no organic beekeeper worth his salt in the farming of organic honey would dare to abuse the most stringent testing that all honey producing countries insist upon. All the equipment that is used during production must be super clean, it must be free from chemicals unless it is PCO (point of control and observation) approved and washed thoroughly with fresh hot water. This of course extends to the honey bee hives.
It has so many however, only if the healthy honey itself has never been heated by more than 35 degree Celsius because its wonderful properties would be destroyed and we would not be able to benefit from eating honey. Any packaging of this honey must have labeling referring to where it came from, it must at all times be traceable.
If ever there has been an infection of any kind in the bee hives they must be de-contaminated and not used again for a minimum of one year. Because all the testing procedures are so stringent the beekeepers tend not to destroy their bees at the end of each season as others sometimes and frequently do.
After all they have spent a lot of dedicated time in ensuring their bees and equipment are of top notch quality.
The finished product is subject to the minimum of handling. Honey bees are actually great little housekeepers and do their very best to keep their hives clean with Propolis, What is Propolis?
The taste will depend upon the flowers the honey bees have collected their nectar from and can vary greatly in colour and strength. However, honey is sweet, five times sweeter than sugar and is a great sugar substitute………gosh, there are so many benefits of honey! Honey nutrition is extremely important too, so is honey good for you? it sure is. For an amazing taste in organic honey try Ulmo from Chile. This will set your taste buds tingling! Interestingly honey bees prefer blue, purple and yellow flowers!
For those of you who much prefer eating organically produced food there are some fantastic organic recipes out there and you should have no problem finding good organic food stores from which to buy. I am very happy to direct you to a super website owned and written by Rhonda, she is by far the expert in her field of certified organic food, I have enjoyed her site immensely and am sure you will too.
In fact the organic food industry is such strong business nowadays there are even organic supermarkets! Organic honey is a super-food, which can even be included on a diabetic food list although you should of course follow the guidelines of your personal diet. One of my personal favourite Organic honey’s comes from Australia where there is around 25,000,000 acres of clear areas in which to run a honey farm. This is purely my choice because it tastes like butterscotch and I do have a very sweet tooth even when enjoying the benefits of eating honey!
About the Author
Mari Manalo- A remote writer for different stories and subjects, an expert blogger and says whatever is in her mind and put it in a paper or a online blog.