Our farm name comes from the bee hives nestled in the corner of our farm. Ron is an apiarist and currently takes care of nine bee hives. Our bees at home get to enjoy the native prairie flowers that surround their hives. We are members of the Iowa Honey Producers.
*Because of the floral sources from which honey originates, no two honeys are exactly alike in flavor or nutritional content.
*Since honey may contain pollen, studies are underway to determine if eating local honey could relieve allergy symtoms.
*Honey is a source of energy that contains a unique mixture of glucose and fructose. Recent studies suggest that this mixture of sugars works best in preventing fatigue and enhancing athletic performance.
*All natural honey is an effective treatment for minor abrasions and burns. Medical research document its effectiveness as an antimicrobial agent.
*Research shows that unlike most other sweeteners, honey contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals as well as antioxidants.
*For relief of the irritating symptoms of sore throats caused by viruses, try a spoonful of honey to soothe and coat the throat. In between, keep up liquids with a cup of tea sweetened with honey.
*Honey is naturally hydrating and non-irritating.
-source from the National Honey Board