Why Organic Raw Honey?

Honey comes in many different varieties. These varieties are usually distinguished by the type of flowers (clover, alfalfa, manuka, wildflower, etc.) the honey comes from. But another way to distinguish between different varieties of honey is by whether it is organic or not.

You're probably trying to figure out exactly what is "organic" raw honey, and why is it better than non-organic honey? In order for honey to be certified organic, it must meet numerous requirements, some of which include:

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  • Bees are restricted to areas where there are no plants (flowers) that have been sprayed with pesticides or other harmful chemicals
  • There are numerous regulations regarding the handling of the bees, the beehive, and the honey, in order to produce highest-quality honey.
  • The harvested honey generally cannot be heated above a certain temperature
  • The honey is tested to ensure that there are no traces of pesticides and chemicals

So, although both organic and non-organic raw honey have tremendous health benefits, organic raw honey is both safer and healthier. Certified organic honey generally tastes richer (your opinion may differ, of course), and is certain to be void of harmful chemicals.

Keep in mind that some local bee keepers may actually sell organic (or close to organic) honey, but for one reason or another (price, time, etc.) are unable to get it "certified organic." If you plan on getting honey from a local bee keeper, ask him or her questions about how they manage the bees and harvest the honey.

Raw organic honey can be found and purchased at many health food stores, locally on a bee farm, or online. Now that you know why organic raw honey is better than processed honey, you're ready to learn about the health benefits of organic raw honey.

Ready to start consuming honey? Buy raw organic honey here.

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