At beekind we offer many Local and Varietal honeys.
We source from our own hives, which we do not treat with Pesticides or Antibiotics. We also source from other beekeepers around the Bay Area and the country. We offer a wide selection of popular local honey like Sebastopol Wildflower and the rare Redwood Forest Honeydew from Guerneville. We offer our own handmade infused honeys made with all natural ingredients. We also offer a selection of imported honey, like the medicinal Manuka and the sought after Italian Chestnut and Acacia honeys. Most of our honey is raw, and may crystallize.
Honey is harvested seasonally (from late spring to late summer) and we may run out of many varieties during the year.
Please check out our amazing selection. If you cannot find what you're looking for on the website, please feel free to contact our Sebastopol location with questions or comments.
Due to the finite nature of our small batch honey, orders will be filled in the order in which they are received and are subject to stock on hand. Thank you for your understanding.
The uniqueness of honey Honey is a delicious and nutritious sugar substitute. It makes a wonderful consumable gift. Pure Unadulterated honey is unique in many ways. It is an energy providing food source made only by bees from nectar and in some cases sap sources. Honey contains 64 calories per tablespoon and 17 grams of sugars including fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose. About two percent of honey are vitamins, pollen and protein. The trace vitamins found in honey are B6, thiamin, niacin, C, E, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and some amino acids. Trace minerals include: calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Honey contains antioxidants: Polyphenol compounds (phenolic acid and flavonoids), vitamin C, vitamin E, enzymes (e.g., catalase, peroxidase and trace elements . Honey is an antiseptic, an antibacterial and is also an anti-inflammatory. Honey is good for suppressing coughs and can improve sleep (try taking a tablespoon before bed and brushing teeth). Honey is a moisturizer. Try making a honey facial mask and apply for twenty minutes and rinse with warm water only (no soap). Honey promotes burn and wound healing and combats infection. It can heal in a wet environment which makes it a good choice topically for open wounds and burns. Honeys vary greatly in taste, color and texture as the nectar the bees bring back to their hive is determined by the environment in which they live. A month or a mile can make a big difference in the honey. This is caused by the difference in properties of the nectar source. Some have a much lower water content and vary in chemical composition. A month or a mile can make a big difference in the honey. Some honeys are better for healing than others as they may contain a higher conductivity (mineral content). Manuka honey is one of these. Some honeys are known as varietals, claiming a relationship of approximately eighty percent from a single floral source, whereas a multi-floral honey would be known as a wildflower honey and can contain a multitude of different floral sources. There are approximately two hundred unique varietal honeys in the United States alone. Some California varietal honeys are known as Eucalyptus, Orange Blossom, Sage and Blackberry.