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Arguably one of

Nature’s Most Amazing Ingredients

Made by bees, honey is one of nature’s sweetest treats. Honey’s distinct color and flavor is determined by the type of flower from which the bee collects its nectar. There are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the U.S., each originating from a different floral source, with color ranging from nearly colorless to dark brown.

Besides being a natural sweetener, research suggests honey acts as a natural cough suppressant1. The natural sugars in honey, fructose and glucose, also make it a great energy boost for athletes2.

Honey’s Journey

Honey bees visit millions of blossoms in their lifetimes, making pollination of plants possible by collecting nectar to bring back to the hive. The flower nectar then gets broken down into simple sugars stored inside the honeycomb. The design of the honeycomb and constant fanning of the bees’ wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey. Thankfully for us, bees produce more honey than their colony needs, allowing beekeepers to remove the excess for our use.

True Source Certified

It is documented that 70% of the honey used in the U.S. is imported. This can be of concern due to the tendency for honey to be one of the most adulterated products in the global marketplace, for example, by adding sugars or syrups or containing substances banned by the FDA. Because of this issue, we are now verifying the purity of our honey though the True Source Honey® certification.

True Source Honey was established to promote 100% pure, traceable honey and to establish trust with consumers about the origins and quality of honey-containing products. By certifying our honey with True Source, we provide the assurance that our honey is being ethically sourced in a transparent and traceable manner and that it carries truthful labeling as to its source.


Supporting Bee Health

Additionally, our customers and their consumers know that they are supporting the overall health of bees, and therefore honey production, across the world. The decline of bee populations has been widely publicized and is something that has been a focus for both the scientific community and the general global population over the last several years. Purchasing True Source Certified® products not only ensures purity and traceability, but also supports the suppliers and growers who are continuing in their efforts to maintain healthy populations of bees throughout the world.

Buzz-worthy Honey Facts

  • • Honey bees have been producing honey in the same way for 150 million years
    • Honey bees must gather nectar from 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey
    • The average honey bee will actually make only one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
    • A honey bee can fly as fast as 15 mph
    • Flowers have bright markings and strong smells to attract bees so that they will pollinate flowers.

1. National Honey Board Paul IM, et al. Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 161(12)
2. National Honey Board