United States (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is now accepting orders of their Comb Honey that is expected to be available approximately Mid-July 2013.
Comb honey is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive.
“Prior to the invention of honey extractors, a good majority of honey consumed was comb honey and currently, it is in great demand among health enthusiast, honey aficionados, gourmands, connoisseurs and chefs.” said Mary Ross of the Mohawk Valley Trading Company where they specialize in varietal raw honey.
Varietal honey is made primarily from the nectar of a particular type of blossom or flower. To capture the unique character and flavor of the blossom or flower, beekeepers must study botanical bloom and flowering patterns when planning hive placement which will determine the time of the harvest.
“Our Summer Wildflower Comb Honey becomes available about Mid-July and about 90 percent of it is pre-sold since we take orders year round on a first come, first served basis. The supply is limited and we cannot guarantee we will be able to fulfill all request.”
Each section of Comb Honey is:
Approximate Dimension: 4” X 4” X 1”
Approximate Weight: 12 to 14 oz.
Approximate Price: $14.00 - $18.00, depending on market conditions, supply and demand.
To order contact the Mohawk Valley Trading Company at info(at)tenonanatche(dot)com.
Honey has been used by humans since ancient times for its health benefits and as a sweetener and flavoring for many foods and beverages, with tea being the most popular. Next to maple syrup, it is the most commonly used natural sweetener in North America.
Honey bees make honey by collecting nectar from flowers and regurgitating it into beeswax honeycombs inside their hive. Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the hive of honey bees of the genus Apis and its most popular uses are beeswax candles and as an ingredient in natural skin care products.
The flavor and color of honey is determined by the type of flower the bees gather the nectar from; therefore, when cooking or baking with honey it is a good idea to taste the honey before using it in a recipe. For example: a dark honey like tulip poplar-black locust honey will result in a strong, heavy, pungent flavor, whereas orange blossom honey will result in a delicate orange flavor. Dark-colored honey is considered to be higher in minerals and antioxidants than light-colored honey, and one of the most well-known dark-colored honeys is buckwheat honey. Raw buckwheat honey contains a higher amount of minerals and an antioxidant called polyphenol, which gives it its dark color. The health benefits of buckwheat honey are many and well known.
Using raw honey is a long-term investment strategy for optimal health and personal care; the dividends are overall mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Like a blue chip stock, raw honey should be included in any health-conscious consumer’s immune system boosting portfolio and the return on investment of substituting honey for refined sugar in the human diet is incalculable.
Another product made by honey bees and used by humans is bee propolis; a resinous substance that honey bees collect from tree buds and bark or other botanical sources and mix with beeswax, nectar and pollen. This mixture is used by bees to seal gaps in the hive and by humans for its health benefits and as a traditional, natural or homeopathic medicine.