(Closed) “Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey…”

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@piglet_625: I don’t use it for that particular purpose, but it definitely tastes much better IMO. And I also use it most when I am sick with allergies or a sinus infection (TONS of it in hot tea). It does help me feel better, but I mostly attribute that to the throat coat of honey and hot liquids. If I start to feel one coming on or notice harvest starting, I do have a teaspoon plain just to help me along…didn’t know if it actually worked or was more of a placebo effect ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I buy local raw honey for my allergies. It works wonders. I have a friend who has bees. I’m thinking that next spring, I’ll ask her for some honey. When we were on vacation, I picked up some local honey from Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. I love local stuff because it really picks up different notes from the area foliage.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Dh and I were just talking about that tonight at dinner. We buy honey infrequently, and I like to buy local for the allergy relief (I never had allergies before I moved to Texas, so weird) so it doesn’t personally worry me too much.

Local worked marginally for me, but they hit me really hard this past year so anything helped.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Y’all need to try Savannah Bee Company’s raw honeycomb. It’s delicious, awesome and tastes great with cheese.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance and I actually keep bees ๐Ÿ™‚ Most  of the honey you find in the store is cut with a lot of corn syrup…its the same density as honey, so when they test it, it tests the same. Please support your local bee keepers and buy from local sources. Farmers Markets and natural food stores will have the best selections. Feel free to PM me with questions ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013 - Home

I bought some local honey and it made me so sick. Lol. I bought it for the allergy protection, and unfortunately 1tsp made me really ill. So, try it a little at a time. It does taste sooooooo much better though. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

There’s an interesting documentary about this topic, I believe it’s called Vanishing of the Bees and it’s on Netflix. I remember it talking about buying local honey and why!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

My husband does it.  I don’t know that he feels that it works, but he clears his throat a lot less than he used to.  It’s not 100%, but I figure it’s natural and it helps!  Good Luck!

Post # 12
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@piglet_625: See if they have honey straws to purchase. They’re little tubes that look like pixie sticks and are around $.15/$.20 a piece. I have tons of flavored ones for little snacks, but I sampled buckwheat that way and I threw it! LOL. It’s a very strong taste, so see if there’s a way to try before you buy, or buy a tiny 2oz bear/jar first. The straws are nice to toss in your purse for a snack, or an easily portable way to bring honey to work to mix into your tea there, etc.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SecretBee23: I’m gonna check this Vanishing of the Bees out!

 

@piglet_625: Thanks for sharing this! I use honey in my tea, which is pretty often. I may start looking around for Farmer’s Markets in my area….I think I want to try some that isn’t over processed. I never thought about it before…I always thought honey was, well, just honey.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I honestly had no idea that the honey I was buying wasn’t real! I have just a little bit left in this bottle that I’ve had for a while but after that I am going to switch to the real stuff!

Do you think they sell it at Trader Joes or Whole Foods?

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