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Dark Honey vs Light Honey

Introduction: Honey, nature’s exquisite nectar, varies from nearly colorless to dark brown, each shade crafted by its unique environmental origins. In India, these colors tell the story of diverse landscapes and the rich flora that thrives within them. Understanding Honey’s Color Spectrum: Honey’s color reflects its floral source. Light honey, often harvested from acacia, clover, and orange blossoms, presents a mild, delicate sweetness ideal for not overpowering other flavors. This makes it perfect for lighter culinary applications like dressings and sweetening beverages. Conversely, dark honey, sourced from robust plants like… Read More »Dark Honey vs Light Honey

10 fascinating facts about Raw Honeydew Honey

Honeydew Honey, what a lovely name! Brings to mind, morning dew, sunshine and deep forests. Raw Honeydew Honey is all of this and more. The Honey Company® raw Honeydew Honey comes from the forests of Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh, and also from the forests of Ladakh, Kashmir. Fascinating Facts about Raw Honeydew Honey What is Honeydew Honey? 1. Honeydew Honey is made by bees foraging for nectar in forests. 2. During the non-flowering season, honey bees create honey from a non-floral source. How? Before we get to that… Read More »10 fascinating facts about Raw Honeydew Honey

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Delicious Raw Mustard Honey- Spread, Sauce or Simple Honey?

Due to a lack of familiarity with raw Mustard honey, there is lot of confusion about what raw Mustard honey is. We know this through first hand experience with customers on Amazon. One of whom said “…70% wax and 30% honey.” This is with reference to the fact that owing to the long journey to his/her destination, the originally crystallised honey had dissolved a bit creating two distinct layers of solid honey at the bottom and liquid honey at the top. We really wanted to reach out to him/her and… Read More »Delicious Raw Mustard Honey- Spread, Sauce or Simple Honey?

Little Bee vs. Stingless Bee

The world of honey is vast and varied, often leading to confusion among enthusiasts and consumers alike. A common mix-up occurs between Little Bee Honey and Stingless Bee Honey, with some using the terms interchangeably. If you find yourself unsure about the differences, you’re not alone, and there’s certainly no shame in learning. Understanding the Basics: Little Bee and Stingless Bee At their core, Little Bees and Stingless Bees share a couple of key similarities: Both species fall under the category of honey bees. Their honey is preferred by ayurvedic… Read More »Little Bee vs. Stingless Bee


You have heard of people consuming diluted Apple Cider Vinegar everyday in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. You would have seen Apple Cider Vinegar being advertised as nothing short of the elixir of life. If you aren’t sure how much is fact and how much hype, read on. Here is basic information you should know about Apple Cider Vinegar or Apple Cider Honey Vinegar: HOW IS APPLE CIDER VINEGAR MADE? Apple Cider Vinegar is made in three steps: Step 1: Apple juice is extracted from… Read More »BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER HONEY VINEGAR


FIRSTLY, WHY DO BEES COLLECT POLLEN? Pollen from flowers is precious package made of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and minerals for the larva. Without pollen, the larva would die. The workers bees are responsible to collect pollen to take back to the hive. HOW DO BEES COLLECT POLLEN? The worker bee has spiky hair on her hind legs that are called pollen baskets or corbiculae. When she alights on the anther of a flower, the pollen gets attached to the hair in her eyes and body, she uses her fore… Read More »A BEE COLLECTS POLLEN? HOW? WHY?


THE WONDOROUS WORKER BEES The bee that actually makes honey is the worker bee. She collects two different kinds of food- nectar and pollen. She either collects nectar or she collects pollen on separate trips. Worker bees travel anywhere between 1 to 6 kilometer radius to forage for nectar and pollen. HOW MUCH HONEY DOES A WORKER BEE COLLECT DURING HER LIFETIME A worker bee will collect less than a gram of honey in her lifetime depending on how close the access to nectar is. Typically it would be 1/12… Read More »HOW DOES A BEE MAKE HONEY?


WHAT DOES THE QUEEN BEE DO? THE QUEEN; THE PROCREATOR: There’s the queen bee, the only one for the entire hive of anywhere between 10,000 to 60,000 bees. She is the largest bee in the hive and lives the longest (2 to 3 years) and is known on occasion to live for 6 years. She lays eggs constantly and is responsible for the birth of new generations of bees to ensure a robust thriving colony. She controls the behaviour of the bees in her hive by releasing pheromones. THE QUEEN… Read More »THE QUEENDOM OF HONEY BEES