Beefuddled Farms honey is currently only available for purchase through Jim or Michelene. You can call or text us at 412-501-3BEE (3233) or send us an email.
Depending on which study you read: 85-90% of the honey you can buy in the grocery store has never seen a flower. Honey producers put feeders of corn syrup outside the hives and the bees make their honey from the corn syrup. Yuck. Some honey producers add corn syrup to extend and maximize their yield; adding corn syrup also makes the honey look nice and translucent on the store shelves. Again = Yuck. Even if some of that honey in the store was real (made from flower nectar), any honey that is not labeled 'raw' has been heated to 160+ degrees. This heating process keeps the honey from crystalizing but may also destroy nutrients, pollen, and other beneficial pieces.
Please buy local honey to ensure you're getting the good stuff! There are many local beekeepers in your area. All you have to do is search for them.
The health benefits of honey are as sweet as it gets! The honey from each year can vary slightly in taste because the honey is made from the bees choice of available ingredients. All the honey we have available is from the current or previous honey season and is sold individually in food grade mason jars.
4 oz jelly jar - $5
32 oz jelly jar - $35
Summer honey offers a light and slightly floral taste. The main nectar for this time of year is dandelions and clover. You may be able to pick out some lilac or rose notes as the honey dances around your taste buds. This honey offers a slightly sweeter and hardier taste than the spring honey. The color of this honey is a golden wheat.
Beefuddled Farms does not feed sugar water or corn syrup to the hives from which we harvest honey. You can trust that our honey is the highest quality and has no additives of any kind.
Summer honey on the comb! $15
Fall honey - 4 oz jelly jar - $10 - *currently out of stock*
Fall honey is the darkest and richest of all our honey seasons. Some people describe it as caramel with dark undertones. This is definitely the honey for people who aren't big on sweets and have more of a savory palette. Sunflowers, golden rod and other robust fall flowers lend a mature and complex taste to the honey. The color of this honey is spot on with amber.
Spring honey - 4 oz jelly jar - $15 *currently out of stock*
The last time we had true spring honey was 8 years ago. The conditions have to be just right for the bees to be awake and have their work force up and running in time to catch the blossoms. Here in Pennsylvania it's common for a frost to wipe out many of the blossoms on apple, peach, and other flowering fruit trees. The true spring honey in 2016 has an incredibly light and clean flavor that is unlike any honey you've ever had before. We suspect the bees found a peach tree because the honey has a hint of peaches to it. The taste and quality of this honey classify it as fancy grade which is the highest possible grade for honey. The color of this honey is reminiscent of bottled sunshine. Due to the rarity and grade of this honey, it is priced at $15 per jar.