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Yes it is. All of our bees live in wooden ware in a rural environment and we use only all natural methods for pest and disease control and we never pasteurize our honey. We do strain our honey, but only through a strainer which is just big enough to take out the occasional bee part (leg, wing, body, etc) that slips through the larger filter at the extraction tank. This leaves all the good-for-you pollen and other nutrients in the honey.

Yes it is. Our hives are at many locations located in Leavenworth and Atchison Counties in Kansas, Platte and Buchanan Counties in Missouri. We provide pollination services for local produce vendors at the Leavenworth Farmers Market as well as some of the local orchards and have many stand alone locations where the floral variety is in enough abundance to keep a bee hive healthy.

No it is not, our honey is wildflower honey which includes clover. We could focus just solely on clover and then supplement sugar feed, but we don't. We believe this produces weak unhealthy hives because the bees are not feeding on a wide variety of available floral sources that presents them a balanced and healthy diet. Thus each year's harvest can fluctuate as well as the color and taste. Our quantity of honey will also fluctuate from year to year based on the weather, which affects the availability of flowering plants, shrubs and trees in the area.

No it is not. Bees will travel normally from two to four miles in any direction to feed and sometimes out to five miles. We would have to own five contiguous square miles of land (we don't) to guarantee we can control any floral source that would be available to the bees and in addition somehow guarantee that the bees will only feed on organic items in that five square miles (we can't). Bees are semi-domesticated and they will fly where and feed on what they please. But by keeping our bees in rural environments, like the vast majority of every other beekeeper, we can significantly reduce the chances that a bee will feed on something undesired and thus the bees and their honey stay all natural, the way God intended in the first place.

For some, bee-gathered pollen is great for allergies, as well as has a variety of vitamins, minerals and live, active enzymes that are, well, good for you! Recommended dose is 1 teaspoon per day. Sprinkle it on your cereal or oatmeal, in your tea or smoothie, over a salad, or just take it our preferred way: one teaspoon smothered in yummy, raw honey!

We often are asked, "Where are your hives located?". There is no quick answer to this, because we have multiple bee yards. We work with fellow farmers and Farmers market vendors to place our bees in a variety of locations. We also offer Pollination services for several orchards and truck farms in the area.

Our Bee hives are predominantly located up and down the Missouri River Valley from north in St. Joseph, MO over into the Easton, KS area where we are located out and down into Leavenworth, KS and across the river to Platte City and Weston, MO. This helps us to better draw from the wildflowers available and provide a honey that has a light to medium coloring, a variety of pollen sources and a truly unique taste of Kansas and Missouri!!

Yes, it is! We use our raw honey with all of our creamed honey flavors and combine organic spices, all-natural or organic freeze-dried fruits, nuts and all-natural spreads, to make these wonderfully spreadable honeys. Enjoy!

Yes, it is. However, if your creamed honey gets very warm (above 80F), it may begin to liquefy and lose it's spreadable quality. It is best to keep your creamed honey in a pantry at room temperature. Refrigerated creamed honey will become very hard.

Occasionally, a creamed honey that has air bubbles in it may slip by us and it will look aesthetically different, giving rise to you, the consumer, for concern. Please rest assured, that the quality is the same! It just 'looks funny'. Most of these end up at our homes and in our tummies! If you have managed to acquire one of these tubs and it has white air bubbles, just consider yourself lucky to find such a rarity! This is a natural occurrence during the creamed honey process, and the white air bubbles make it look more like whipped honey.

We get this question a lot, actually. No, you do not, however you need to keep it in a cool place (below 74F). Our hand creams are all-natural, using only natural preservatives, such as Grapefruit seed extract, d-alpha Tocopheryl (natural Vitamin E), Vitamins A & C, and of course raw honey! This is why some customers choose to refrigerate and it is a good idea to keep them at room temperature.

If they do liquefy, then simply shake your jar well, with the lid tightly on, and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. It helps it to reset to a creamy consistency. Hand creams will keep up to 4 months. Some slight discoloration and granulation are normal, due to the 'from scratch' small-batch process and occasional granulating of the natural shea butter. Apply normally to hands, feet, face, and neck.

For those who are regular users of our hand cream, they will tell you it is because of the all-natural ingredients (no preservatives, no dyes, no synthetics!) and your hands will tell the rest!

Everything! You can use our all-natural lotion bars are your hands and feet. Just rub between your hands to warm, and then rub on any area that is dry. They come in 'handy' during the summer when those heels get so dry from wearing sandals! Just hold the lotion bar between your hands and your body heat will start to melt the wax and then rub it in.

Our all-natural Bug Repellent bar combines the skin care of our lotion bar with the bug-repelling power of oil of lemon eucalyptus and other powerful essential oils, to help keep the bugs away naturally. Don't forget, you will need to reapply every 2 hours, for maximum benefit.