Learn More About Honey
Learn about our 100% Raw New Zealand Honey in our informational blog, with health, cooking tips & best practices
to enjoy the full nutritional benefits of natural Honey.
You might be wondering what the differences are between Light, Medium and Dark colored Honey.
There are a number of different ways to accurately measure this, but for simplicity we’ve decided to put together a basic guide on what you can expect with 100% Raw Honey.
What makes our Honey so special? Nothing. And that's the point. At Helmsdale Hives our Honey is 100% Raw, straight from the hive.
Unlike many of the processed honey products found in Supermarkets, our 100% Raw Honey has no added sugars, chemicals, preservatives, pasteurization or processed blending. Just raw tasty honey, just as nature intended.
How is Honey Made? Honey is made by the Honey Bee, flying insects that collect nectar and pollen from flowers, plants & trees. Bees return to their hive to process the nectar into Honey and store it in hexagonal wax cells, for future use as food.
Crystallization is a natural process of Raw Honey, transforming from its liquid state into crystals over time. In-fact, its often been a mis-informed myth among honey consumers that crystallization is a sign of poor quality or adulterated Honey, the truth is completely opposite.
Honey has been used by Humans for thousands of years for its medicinal and nutritional value as a tasty, edible super food. 100% Raw Honey contains a number of anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial elements that benefit human health and strengthen the immune system.
An MG rating is one of many methods used to understand the medicinal strength of particular Honeys, such as Manuka Honey and Kanuka Honey. Generally speaking, the larger the rating number, the higher the medicinal quality.
Buying Honey off the supermarket shelves may not be as straight forward as you think. There are a number of competing brands selling processed Honeys, often blended with corn syrups and added sugars.
Our Helmsdale Hives 100% Raw Woodland Honey is a multi-floral honey, blended only by the bees. Multi-floral means the bees collect nectar from a huge range of wild flowers, plants and trees before processing this into Honey in the Beehive.