Honeybees make honey. It’s what they do all day long, and yet, in it’s entire life, a single bee will only produce about 1/12th of a teaspoon of this amazing liquid gold. It is awe-inspiring to think about all the fruit that comes from that endeavor. The work of a single honeybee hive can produce food for hundreds of people and animals. They pollinate our fruit trees and vegetable plants as they go along collecting nectar and pollen to feed their own colony. They produce so much honey, in fact, that without careful intervention from a beekeeper, their hive can even become honeybound and have to move so that the queen can still lay eggs. This is why we can easily and gratefully harvest the honey from the hives that we care for.

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.

HEALING

HEALTHY

DELICIOUS

LOCAL

Local, raw Arizona honey is absolutely amazing. Here at Blooming Ranch we care for all of our colonies so that they produce the best honey around. Our bees come from all over the valley from relocations out of houses, trees, walls, sheds, and lots of composters. These Africanized bees are given the chance to continue living as a colony and given a new queen who eventually changes the genetics of the hive. The honey they produce for us is from the desert flowers of Arizona. Depending on the season, it could be citrus, mesquite, palo verde, chaparral, or any number of cactus flowers. It contains the essence of place, and that is why it is so very good for us.

Honey Facts

  • Raw honey is the purest form of honey that is unadulterated, unheated, unpasteurized and is full of essential nutrients.
  • Raw, local honey has antioxidants that help in boosting immunity. Apart from being a good source of proteins and vitamins, flavonoids and amino fatty acids, raw honey is also good for cardiovascular health.
  • Using raw, local honey is said to help with allergies because it is derived from the plants in your own area that may cause your allergic symptoms, much like an inoculation.
  • Bees have an enzyme present in their stomach that breaks down nectar to gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide, which prevents the growth of organisms. This is why honey is an excellent wound and burn salve. Use it directly on the burn or wound to create a healing, antiseptic environment

Baking with Honey

  • Substitute about ½ cup honey for 2⁄3 cup white sugar (the stronger the flavor, the less honey you need).
  • Reduce the liquid called for in the recipe by ¼ cup for every 1 cup sugar replaced.
  • Reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid too much browning.

Blooming Ranch

HONEY

Local • Raw • Pure

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