Down to the sweetest drop
You use honey in your tea and on your toast but do you know how it gets from the bee to the bottle?
"People are starting to realize the importance of the honeybee," says Ray Crosby, Vice-President of Weeks Honey Farm.
Weeks Honey Farm has more than 5,000 hives where the bees work in their colonies with the queen bee leading the way.
After harvesting, things get a little sticky.
The honeycombs are run through a conveyer where it knocks off the cappings. Then someone is filling the barrel while others are loading the conveyer.
"You're bottling and at that time it's ran through cheese cloth when it goes through the tanks, and that's the last step," Crosby says. "That's the only thing that's done to the honey because if you micro-filter you're taking out the beneficial pollen, antibiotics, antibacterial of the honey. But you run it through the cheese cloth and then it's ready; it's pure raw natural honey."
The bottles and boxes are labeled so they can be traced to the beekeeper and know where the honey is made.
Making labels may be easier but bottling isn't an easy task.
Weeks Honey Farm in Omega offers seven varieties of pure, raw honey. Check them out on their website.