Consider just the diversity of its geography.
Within the 3,287,263 square kilometres that make up India, there prevails climatic conditions that covers a mind boggling spectrum. From tall ice capped mountains, to hot arid desert regions, the warm humid coastline, the lush green mountain ranges or ghats and variations in between.
The forests in different regions of India have vegetation that is unique to the region. The agricultural practices in this country are also region/climate specific. Therefore the varieties of honey available is also quite impressive.
Why did The Honey Company™ come about?
The Honey Company™ happened as a result of a conversation with an industry expert. the learning was that most ‘honey’ available widely contains 30% to 70% High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). In addition to that the ‘honey’ is highly processed with filtration and heat, destroying everything beneficial. An ancient, delicious super food, a natural sweetener, used as medicine, an immunity builder was now relegated to being just a sweetener and a substandard one at that, with all the processing that the honey is put through. The Honey Company® endeavours to contribute in changing this situation.
OBJECTIVE of The Honey Company®
The Honey Company® consistently endeavours to find varieties of raw honey from all over India and bring them to your table, exactly as the bees made them. We have over thirty virgin raw honey varietals in our collection. In addition, we offer delicious honey based food products like honey based toppings, honey spreads, glazes, vinegars and preserves. The objective is to eliminate or significantly reduce table sugar in our diet.
QUALITY at The Honey Company®
The Honey Company® raw honey is strained through a sieve to separate debris & then directly bottled. You may find tiny specks in your honey and that would be pollen and really tiny bits of honeycomb debris. This is an indication that your honey isn’t subjected to filtration or heat.
Raw honey contains a host of amino acids, phytonutrients, proteins, enzymes, organic acids, flavonoids, minerals, vitamins and other micronutrients. Heat and moisture will destroy these beneficial properties.
WHERE DOES THE HONEY COMPANY® RAW HONEY COME FROM
The origin of The Honey Company® pure raw honey varieties comes from two sources-
1. Traditional tribal honey extractors: While they are familiar with location of hives and are experts in honey extraction, they are now trained to extract honey from forests without destroying entire hives, thanks to experts in the field. Here you have to know that only 30-40% of the beehive has honey that is ready to be harvested, and the part of the hive that has ‘harvest ready honey’ is easily identified by these experts and they cut out only that portion of the hive for extraction. The rest of the live is left undisturbed. The honey comb is lighter in colour and on the outside of the hive. The brood comb tends to be darker and inside the hive. From these sources we have curated our premium line of raw wild forest honey. These honeys come to us from the forests of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Nepal, Ladakh, West Bengal, Punjab, Uttarakand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala.
2. Apiaries: Beekeepers who install their bee boxes in fields and orchards during the flowering season of the crops. One of the reasons The Honey Company® supports apiculture or bee keeping is because it is highly beneficial to farmers. Bees foraging for nectar in fields and orchards contributes greatly to pollination and not only increases the crop yield and also enhances the quality of the yield. So when you buy raw honey sourced from bee keepers, you support the livelihoods and wellbeing of people tied to agriculture.
We would like to make The Honey Company® website a place for you and your children to find answers to all of your bee/honey related questions. This is a work in progress, so do drop by to check how far we have progressed. So for now please go through our FAQ link and HONEY MYTHS and HONEY GUIDE links. After that, if you still have any questions or suggestions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be happy to help you out.
The Honey Company® team