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Cypress tree in Big Sur
  • How soon will my order ship?
    We will do our best to ship your order promptly, but we are fairly remote so mail can move at a slower pace here than you might be used to. Please let us know when you place your order if it is needed by a certain date so that we can be mindful.
  • Do you offer free shipping?
    We provide free shipping on orders over $100
  • Do you accept returns?
    We are not able to accept returns for health and safety reasons. Please let us know, however, if there's a problem with your order.
  • Do you ship internationally?
    We hope to soon. If you are international and really want to place an order, feel free to contact us and we'll make it happen!
  • I'm a local, do you offer pick-up?
    Yes, we love selling to locals! Please email us before ordering for pricing.
  • How should I store my honey?
    There's no need to refrigerate, storing at room temperature away from direct sunlight is best. Make sure it's tightly sealed so no moisture is introduced. At proper moisture levels honey will never spoil! To delay crystalization, avoid exposure to extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • My honey is changing texture, is it spoiled?
    No, all raw honey naturally crystalizes over time. The rate of crystallization varies depending on the nectar sources present in the honey; ours usually crystalizes within a year of harvest. When your honey begins to crystalize it may start to look cloudy, or you may see flecks suspended in the jar. It will slowly alter from a viscous liquid to a more solid state. It's delicious both ways! As a liquid it's perfect for drizzling, but when crystalized it is easier to spread with a knife or scoop with a spoon. And we are fortunate that our honey crystalizes with a naturally fine grain, so it is smooth and creamy. If you prefer your honey in a liquid state, you can always gently warm the glass jar in a pot of water on the stove. We would recommend that you don't do this too often though as excess exposure to heat damages nutrients in the honey.
  • What do you mean by saying your honey is "pure"?
    It may seem amazing in this day and age, but the honey industry is very minimally regulated. It is the only food source that is produced by an insect, and thus is in a class of its own. Unfortunately, this means that much of what is sold as honey hardly deserves the name. Often large producers will thin their honey with cheap sweeteners like corn syrup. We always tell folks that honey is a product that should only be bought from a trusted source. Support your local beekeepers!
  • Why should I buy raw honey?
    Raw honey is honey straight from the hive. Pasteurized honey has been heated to high temperatures in order to slow the rate of crystallization. Heat negatively impacts the flavor of honey. Pasteurized honey tastes sweet but bland. Heat also degrades many of honey's nutrients. Raw honey contains antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, beneficial enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics, all of which respond negatively to heat. If your preference is for honey with a uniform and stable texture, then you may prefer pasteurized honey. However, if you are looking to enjoy the health benefits and nuanced flavors of honey as made by the bees, you will want to buy raw.
  • Why is your honey labeled "unfiltered"?
    Honey producers assign different meanings to the terms "filtering" and "straining". We do "strain" our honey through mesh in order to remove large debris from the hives. However "filtering" honey is a high-tech process whereby the honey is heated, often watered down, and forced at high pressure through extremely small filters. This is done in order to produce a clear and smooth product, such as the honey you might be used to seeing in grocery stores. However, the heat in this process degrades honey's nutrients, and the fine filtering removes all pollen and propolis. Pollen and propolis are true superfoods, being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-cancer (yes, all the anti's!), and pain-relieving. Pollen contains amino acids, vitamins A and C, calcium, and magnesium. Propolis contains B vitamins, vitamins C and E, magnesium, potassium, and beneficial enzymes. We opt to retain these powerful foods in our honey, and never mind the variations in appearance!
  • Is raw honey safe to consume?
    Yes, because honey is not pasteurized for safety reasons. Honey's low moisture and high sugar content already prevents bacterial growth without pasteurization. Honey producers that choose to pasteurize their product do so in order to prevent crystallization. Honey, raw or pasteurized, should not be fed to infants under 1 year old.
  • Do you sell bees?
    Not officially as of now, but if you're in the area and looking for hives please contact us.
  • Do you sell beeswax?
    No, we are planning to add candles to our shop soon so all of our wax is spoken for.

Still have questions?

We would love to hear from you!

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