Raw and Wild Honey


About twenty years ago, we went to a bee farm in a province in south Luzon as part of educational requirements for an agribusiness subject. As a young woman in her teens then, I was only interested in the beauty products and benefits of honey that was being explained by the farmer. Haha! But I can vividly remember though how the farm looked like. A small shop, white boxes that serves as the hive and a very spacious area surrounded by different trees and shrubs. Past forward to today, I have learned that there is a difference between the honey we see on grocery stores, along the highways, and honey from the forests.

HONEY VS RAW HONEY VS RAW WILD HONEY

Regular honey underwent pasteurization after it is harvested from bee farms. It is clear and smooth and are mostly found on the shelves of grocery stores. Some products may not be 100 percent honey and may contain additives such as sweeteners.

Raw honey came straight from the honeycomb where honey is filtered to remove small bit of debris. Raw honey appears opaque due to some honeycomb debris that were hard to filter out. Its color and taste would depend on what flowers the bees have pollinated. This type of honey is usually produced from bee farms.

Raw wild honey on the other hand are sourced from the natural beehives in the forests where there is minimal if not zero human intervention. Wild honey’s color would depend on the place where it was harvested and the types of flowers the bees have pollinated. There will be instances where a certain place can produce different types of honey depending on the season. Because this honey is not produced in a farm, we can be sure that the honey we take are provided naturally by nature, unadulterated.

BENEFITS OF RAW HONEY

Since raw honey are unprocessed, this honey has all the essential nutrients preserved. Raw honey has bee pollen that has antioxidants, antibacterial, and pain-relieving properties. It has bee propolis that may have anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects. Honey can be used to treat wounds, suppress cough, soothe sore throats, and treat digestive issues.

We use honey whenever the kids have cough and colds, when I feel like I'm going to be sick, or I just add it with half a teaspoon of raw garlic when my blood pressure is elevated. 


WHERE TO FIND WILD HONEY?


We prefer using raw and wild honey at home. My kids like the yellow color wild honey since it's sweeter while I prefer the brown. We tried the color black honey once but so far have not bought a bottle yet. Maybe this year. 

There are a number of online sellers of wild honey now in the market and one of my trusted is Mace Pure and Wild Honey. Their honey are from the Mountain Province available in variants and in sizes of  350ml for Php170.00 each, 700ml at  Php300.00, and by the gallon at Php2100.00. Available for delivery and pick-up. Check out their Facebook page for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/Macepurewildhoney/




Comments

  1. We love Mace Wild Honey, too. We even tried the Honey test to make sure Mace is pure. Indeed it is. Learned that not all products found in grocery shelves are pure.

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    1. Yes! Love its purity!

      It helps that we get more information from the net so we are informed to make better choices for our families.

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  2. My kids also loves honey. Pinapainom ko sila nito kapag may ubo sila I just add calamansi. Sobrang gustong gusto nila, mulang na lang papakin yung honey. 😜

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    1. Yung boys ko love din ang calamansi with honey.

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  3. We love honey super healthy lalo na para sa kids ko at sanulam madalas hinahalo ko ❤️

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    1. Ginagawa ko din alternative for sugar ang honey :)

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  4. Hindi mawawala sa bahay namin ang honey madalas kasi yan ang pang therapy ko sa ubo ng mga anak ko hinahaluan ko calamansi at warm water,at effective naman at nawawala ubo nila di pa napamahal ang gastos. 🙂

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