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Local Honey Harvesting 101: Everything You Need To Know

Where does honey come from?

It is without a doubt that bees play a big role in honey production; they pollinate plants, fruits, and vegetables, until ta-da! Honey is formed!

But…is it really there is all to it? BEE-lieve it or not, there’s actually a bigger picture at play here.

Local Raw Honey production is prepared with delicate care; it follows a religious process to ensure that it reaches premier, high-quality and maintain its maximum health benefits.

So what exactly happens in Local Honey Harvesting?

Preparing the Hives

Once beekeepers have established their bee colony, it is important for the beehives to be ready as this will be where they would store their produced honey. Some of them are dome-shaped while there are some that come in boxes.

Pollinating Season

If there’s one more thing you need to know about bees, it’s that most of them do not produce honey all year round. In order to produce an abundant supply of honey, the location, the presence of flowers and plants especially since bees rely a lot on them for honey production.

When the time for pollination comes, the beekeepers will bring the hives to a farm or anywhere that’s abundant with flowers, trees, or plants for the bees to begin pollinating their desired produce.

The peak time of pollination is ideally spring and summer, but it still varies on geographical location, region, and the presence of plants and flowers.

Honey Harvesting Season

After the pollination is done, it’s time for beekeepers to reap the harvest of hard work. It has been said that the best ideal time to harvest honey is summer, between June to September; although external factors such as your location and the climate may need to be taken into consideration.

Moreover, it is important for beekeepers not to let the honey stay for too long, especially when the climate becomes colder like early-mid fall because it will be harder to extract the honey by then.

Below is the step-by-step process on how to harvest honey safely:

  1. Make sure to wear proper protective gear
  2. Open the hive gently and take out the honey frames.
  3. Remove the bees from the honey frames.
  4. Uncap the honeycomb with the use of a knife.
  5. Extract the honey by putting the frame inside a honey extractor
  6. Screen strain your honey to remove any unwanted debris
  7. let it rest.
  8. Bottle your harvest.

 

And voila! That’s how Local Bee Honey is made! Isn’t that sweet?

What Do Customers Get?

After the honey is extracted and harvested from Local Honey Bees, customers get pure raw honey as the end product where no preservatives or additives are added. Moreover, honey is unpasteurized which makes it a much healthier option rather than the one sold in commercialized establishments where most of the honey has already been pasteurized and filtered.

Eternal Honey: Providing Real Raw Honey Harvested From Local Bees in Oregon and Washington

Here at Eternal Honey, we take pride in our promise to deliver premier, quality local pure raw honey. Our harvesting process is carefully handled with much delicacy wherein we closely keep an eye on our hives.

When the time is right for pollination, we bring our hives to farms and host sites where an abundance of trees, plants, and flowers awaits our bees. Some of our honey comes from various parts of Oregon, like Madras OR, Dufur OR, Estacada OR.

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