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The Ledgelets Raw Bermuda Honey

$20

Bermuda honey is especially unique in that all of the nectar that is collected and used to create the honey comes from different nectar sources. This is unlike honey that is produced in other areas, for example like North America, where bees can collect nectar from only one nectar source.  Given the size of the available resource in Bermuda, this means that our bees feed primarily on wild flowers, along with what we've got growing in our gardens. It makes for a unique and aromatic blend the likes of which are not found anywhere else.

 

The term raw honey is appearing more and more on grocery store shelves, and is very loosely defined. At its core the definition implies that the honey is not heated past the point of pasteurization (95 degrees F) which had been common practice in days gone by. It has come to light however that highly processing honey removes many of its natural benefits, and reduces it to the equivalent of a simple sugar syrup.  Raw honey that hasn't been pasteurized is packed with phytonutrients, pollen and is said to be naturally antibacterial and anti fungal.

Did you know:

  • To produce a single pound of honey bees must forage and collect nectar from approximately 2 million flowers! That accounts for around 55,000 flight miles, and the lifetimes work of approximately 800 worker bees.
  • An individual worker bee will produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey, in its lifetime.
  • Bees create beeswax using glands that secrete wax scales under their abdomen. This wax is then shaped and used to create the hexagonal honeycomb that we're all familiar with. This is resource intensive however and the bees must consume 8lbs of honey in order to produce 1lb of wax!

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