WILDWOOD FOREST HONEY Honey
Pure Raw Honey, never heated, minimally strained not filtered, no chemicals, no antibiotics

Guaranteed To Be Pure, Raw, Natural and Unfiltered


Wildwood Forest Honey
We harvest Wildflower Honey in the Spring and Sourwood Honey in the Summer from our hives in the mountains of NC
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PURE HONEY - We do not add anything to our honey or take anything out of it. We do let our honey drain through a very course strainer that separates it from any unwanted debris. We never use chemicals or antibiotics to maintain our hives. Yes, because of this we risk some hive loss each year, but in the long run, we benefit from breeding from the strongest hives as well as keeping our honey "pure".

RAW HONEY - When we say that our honey is raw, we mean that it is unprocessed and just like the bees made it. It is unpasteurized, unheated.

NATURAL HONEY- Because our honey is unprocessed it still contains all of its nature properties like taste, smell, and enzyme actions as well as the healthy benefits of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

NATURALLY HEALTHY - Adding honey to your diet may do more than just satisfy your sweet tooth. Honey is fat-free, cholesterol-free and has no sodium (salt). Honey contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it digests easier than other sugars. Processed sugars must undergo a process of inversion during digestion by the action of enzymes to convert them into simple sugars. This has already been done for honey by the bees.

Attention Spring Allergy Sufferers:
achooooRaw, unfiltered honey contains a variety of the same pollen spores that give allergy sufferers so much trouble in the spring. Minimal exposure to the anti-allergens in honey helps your immune system develop defenses. An amazingly large percentage of our customers buying the honey produced from our hives in Alpharetta, tell us that "local honey" has been recommended by their doctor or allergist.
Over the past several years we have heard story after story about the success many are having.


SOURCES OF OUR HONEY ...

wildflowers
Spring: wildflowers, gardens, herbs, trees
  sourwood tree
Mid Summer: the Sourwood Tree
WILDFLOWER HONEY: In the spring our bees are foraging on a myriad of available blooms. The honey we harvest in early spring will have a slightly different distinct flavor, aroma, and color than that harvested in late spring. We call it all "Wildflower Honey".   SOURWOOD HONEY: Despite its name, the Sourwood tree, found only in the Appalachian Mountains, is very light amber in color, has a mild sweet, spicy, anise aroma and flavor and a wonderful minty lingering aftertaste.
Alpharetta bee yard
  NC Bee Yard
 

STORING RAW HONEY:
Honey does not spoil, however it has a natural tendency to darken and crystallize over time. Store at at room temperature and out of sunlight. Do not refrigerate. All raw honey granulates, some types faster than others. To re-liquefy, place the container in hot (not boiling) water.

COOKING WITH HONEY:
Cooking with honeyDue to its high fructose content, honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar, so you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the desired sweetness.
It is great for glazing roasted and baked foods to promote surface browning. Find great recipes at The National Honey Board web site.

  • When baking with honey, reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used to neutralize honey's acidity and help the food rise.
  • Reduce oven temperature by 25°F to prevent over-browning.
  • Give longer time for beating and more vigorous beating compared to sugar recipes.
  • When using honey in jams, jellies, or candies, increase the cooking temperature just a bit to allow the extra liquid to evaporate.

USE HONEY AS A BEAUTY PRODUCT:
Since the days of Cleopatra all-natural honey has been used to make homemade recipes for hair and skin care. The National Honey Board suggests ways we can continue this practice today. Being a natural humectant, honey has the ability to attract and retain moisture. The skin's ability to stay moist (or hydrated) is an important factor in its ability to maintain softness, suppleness and elasticity. As skin ages, or as it is exposed to environmental stresses and chemical agents, it loses its ability to retain water; it becomes dry and appears wrinkled. Honey's natural hydrating properties make it ideal for use in moisturizing products. Here are a few of their suggestions. You can find more at: www.honey.com

Soothing Skin Conditioner - Warm half a cup of canned coconut milk in the microwave (about 30 seconds on high). Mixed with two tablespoons of honey, then massage into the skin. Rinse off after about 10 minutes. Smells like summer on the beach.

Moisturizing Facial Mask - Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Hair Conditioner - Mix 1/2 cup honey with 1/4 cup olive oil. (Use 2 tablespoons oil for normal to oily hair.) Using a small amount at a time, work mixture through hair until coated. Cover hair with a shower cap; leave on 30 minutes. Remove shower cap; shampoo as usual.
WARNING:
Infants up to one year of age should not be fed raw honey, as their immune systems are not yet developed enough to fend off normally benign strains of C. botulinum spores.