Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where do you get your honey?
A. We raise most of our own honey. When we exceed what we are able to produce sustainably we buy from members of Bees First, our cooperative of beekeeping friends who have trained with us and utilize our sustainable practices.
Q. Do your honey spreads really work?
A. All of our honey spreads have been created for our family, friends or clients first. After they were used, loved and found to be effective we released them to the public. As a homesteader farm, it is important for our customers to know that we are not just selling a product... we live them. That being said, please be aware as you read customer feedback or our personal experiences with each spread that everyone's body is different. You may not have the same experience as someone else, or have it in the same amount of time. Be patient with yourself. We hope that our honey spreads can be a great addition to everything you are doing to live a more full, healthy and natural life.
Q. Can I use several of your honey spreads together?
A. The short answer is yes. The spreads will not cause a bad interaction to eat them in combination (with the exception of HoneyZZZ and Honey Boost which would of course cancel each other out!). We don't recommend that you try to use too many of them together at once. It is better to think about what your most distracting symptom might be (sleep problem, arthritis pain) or look for a base issue (digestion imbalance or immune deficiency) and work on those first. Often if we quiet the worst symptom and attack the base issue other symptoms that may have seemed unrelated may be resolved on their own.
Q. How should I eat your honey spreads?
A. We believe our honey spreads should be eaten and enjoyed. Please feel free to "play" by adding them to anything that isn't actively heating or boiling. This means you can put them in your hot tea or coffee after they have been made or you can stir them into peanut butter, smoothies or oatmeal. You can top a piece of bread or a cracker. We here at the farm tend to just eat them right off the spoon!
Q. How much sugar is in your honey spread?
A. Raw honey honey is a natural sugar. It will enter the bloodstream slowly and does not cause a spike in insulin. It is, however, still a sugar and should be counted in your total daily sugar intake if you are sensitive to sugar. Our honey spreads are intended to be eaten in one teaspoon servings. In that amount of honey you can expect 20 calories with 5.7 grams total carbohydrates made up of 5.3 grams of sugar.
Q. What's an "infusion":
A. An herbal infusion is simply the soaking of an herb in a chosen medium for the purposes of drawing out the phytochemical (medicinal goodies) benefits from the herb into the liquid of the medium. When the infusion is finished, the herb is filtered out, but it's benefit remains behind in the liquid. Our infused honeys are all done with our honey and our fresh herbs (except the tropicals). We pick at the peak of medicinal potency and immediately add them to the honey. The process of the infusion then occurs over a period of 1-3 months, depending on the herb or herb combination. We do not heat at any point in the process and use only the light and energy of the sun and moon (solar and lunar infusion) to make our honey both delicious and beneficial