Ohio Honey Company

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Ohio Honey Company, Wellhausen Apiaries LLC

We keep honeybees at various farms and nurseries throughout Lake,
Geauga, Ashtabula and Portage Counties in Northeast Ohio.
Our honeybees are very happy and well cared for.
Yes, we love our honeybees!

For the time being, to purchase our products please go to our links page and see the stores that sell our honey and pollen. http://www.ohiohoney.com/links.html

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LOCAL HONEY and ALLERGIES.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, consider adding a little local honey to your prevention regimen.  The theory is that, as with allergy shots, daily exposure to a small amount of an allergen can desensitize the body, allowing you to better resist it. The allergen culprit is pollen —the very same ingredient bees use to make their honey.  Honey is also an immune-system booster. It is as if Mother Nature thinks of everything!

The practice of eating honey for this purpose doesn't have much research to its credit. But some holistic practitioners have seen a drop in symptoms as a result of prescribing it to patients. Eat one teaspoon daily of raw honey – and be sure to get the honey from a beekeeper! Store-bought honey will simply NOT do the trick!

Never give honey to babies 12 months or younger, because of the risk of botulism infection.

Just to give you a bit of background, we own and maintain honeybee colonies at various farms throughout Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Portage Counties. Our honeybees do a fine job of pollinating for these farms, which produce a bounty of vegetables, fruits and plants. Our Honey is harvested the old-fashioned way, with no artificial heat, as pasteurizing honey removes most of the nutrients that Mother Nature intended. Don't forget, when you eat raw honey made by Ohio Honey Company bees, you will be happy and healthy!

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Many people ask us this question:

What Do You Do With Crystallized Honey?    HoneyBear

FOR SOME REASON, there is a perception that honey that crystallizes has “gone bad” or that it is a sign of contamination. No! It’s actually a sign of high quality honey. Don’t throw your crystallized honey out, unless you like to waste delicious food.
Honey is a super-saturated solution of two sugars: glucose and fructose. Since it’s super-saturated, it’s a natural chemical process that some of the sugars eventually come out of solution. Honey will even crystallize when it’s still in the comb.
Things make honey likely to crystallize:
Temperature and time. 
The ratio of glucose and fructose in the honey
The type of pollen that the honeybees collected to make that honey.
Often sunflower and melon-family pollens increase the likelyhood that the honey will crystalize sooner than later.

Let’s break down what’s happening in your honey, and what you can do about it.
Honey will crystallize in the hive if the temperature goes below 50ºF (10ºC), and honey will crystallize in your containers if you have a cold cupboard cabinet. Even the fact that the honey is just sitting will cause crystallization. Finding a warmer spot to store your honey will slow crystallization.
It’s fairly simple to turn your honey back into a smooth liquid again by heating it. The best way to do this is by to put your honey in a bowl of warm water and slowly letting it warm up. You will note that this information is on the tamper proof label that covers the top of the jar of the honey we sell.
Many people have had instant success by putting their jar on the dashboard of a hot car – but this works mainly in the Summer. Another way is to wrap your honey in a heating pad or electric blanket for a while. Be sure to keep an eye on it, by checking every so often.
The main idea is to heat it back up. You can safely heat it to 116 degrees (though that is totally unnecessary)….70 should definitely do it.
Be happy that you are enjoying raw honey…crystallization is a normal mechanism of raw honey. There is nothing wrong with the honey.

stephanbee

EMAIL ohiohoney@roadrunner.com

Thank you to Michael Stefan and Linda Sarns for their photographs!

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