I Love the Taste of Honey but is it Kosher?

This is a question we are often asked as the answer is YES, pure raw honey is kosher. In fact, a very special relationship exists between honey and Jewish culinary traditions. According to the Torah, (the Jewish law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the...

Sweet Meadowfoam Honey: Is It Made From Marshmallows?

Meadowfoam is a plant native to the Pacific Northwest. It received its name because of its resemblance while in bloom to the white foam blowing on the ocean. The oil, pressed from the seeds, is very stable, and has the ability to extend the shelf life of less stable...

Organic or Not? 

Currently, the United States does not have a standard for defining organic honey. Without a definition, no honey produced in the USA can be certified organic by the United States government. If a honey contains a label with an organic certification, the agency that...

Fall Allergies

Fall allergies occur when specific allergens are in bloom. For example, ragweed allergies are common in the fall when that particular plant is in bloom. Goldenrod also blooms at this time of year and is easily recognizable; however, it is the less showy ragweed that...

The Sweetness of Sourwood Honey

It’s summertime and summer is the season for Sourwood Honey. Sourwood honey is a golden honey from the blossoms of the tree of the same name, also known as the Sorrel Tree, the Appalachian Lily Tree and officially, as the Oxydendrum arboretum. Sourwood trees grow to...

Winter Park Honey’s Sweet-N-Green Tea

       Sweet Matcha Green Tea Honey   Every ingredient that goes into this new product is 100% organic. The honey crystals are made from organic honey and organic sugar cane juice. The organic green tea in this product is unique in that it is made from the whole...

More About Honeycomb

For many centuries, humans have harvested honey from bees for its sweet taste and waxy comb, a unique substance that can be used for many purposes. What is honeycomb?  Like honey, honeycomb is made by honeybees in their hives. Both substances get their start as nectar...

The Mystical Power of Bees

“Ask the bees what the Druids knew” Old English adage Historically, there are many cultural beliefs that surround bees. Some are true; some are mythological.  It is well-known in current observations of “bee-havior,” that bees hate the odor of cattle and horses. ...

Honeybees Help Pollinate Blueberries

A large, healthy blueberry plant produces thousands of flower buds every year. With up to 16 individual flowers developing from each bud and every flower a potential berry, pollination needs in blueberries are great. In order to set fruit, pollen that is produced by...

GINGER

Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger is the underground rhizome of the plant known botanically as zingiber officinale. The plant’s botanical name is thought to be derived from its sanskrit name singabera which means “horn shaped,” reflecting how...

Honeycomb and Beeswax

Carefully crafted by young worker bees into six-sided honeycomb cells, beeswax provides tiny storage units for bee larvae, honey and pollen. There are two possible explanations for why honeycomb is composed of hexagons rather than another shape. One is that a...
The 2016 Tupelo Harvest is Here!

The 2016 Tupelo Harvest is Here!

The 2016 tupelo harvest is here! It’s some of the best tupelo honey we’ve harvested in many years. Check out the light green cast as we pour the honey into barrels during the extraction process. Buy it now…supplies won’t last. We didn’t...
What is Tupelo Honey?

What is Tupelo Honey?

There are many varieties of honey available, but sometimes you might not be exactly sure why certain types are more popular than others. At Winter Park Honey, our Tupelo honey is one of our most popular varieties available, but what makes it a favorite? Tupelo honey...
Frequently Asked Questions About Honey

Frequently Asked Questions About Honey

If you are not used to working with honey, or even if you enjoy its benefits on a daily basis, sometimes you might have questions or doubts about how to get the most out of the delicious treat. You may wonder why honey comes in many different colors, consistencies,...
Why Honey Has an Indefinite Shelf Life

Why Honey Has an Indefinite Shelf Life

How long does it take for honey to spoil? A few months? A few years? Would you believe me if I told you it lasts practically forever? Honey doesn’t have an expiration date and isn’t capable of spoiling. It has a very unique composition, such as traces of...
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