When we think of vegetables, we know that raw, unprocessed vegetables have higher nutritional value than their cooked counterparts and honey is no different.
Raw honey has not been heated or pasteurised, and it contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important nutrients. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties and promotes digestive health.
Raw, local honey also contains a blend of local pollen, which can strengthen a person’s immune system and reduce pollen allergy symptoms. It’s also a prebiotic, encouraging the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
When honey is removed from the hive, it needs to be strained to remove parts of bee bodies and pieces of wax. If a coarse strainer is used without heating, then the honey will contain the pollen that was present in the original honey from the local area. If this local honey is ingested regularly, it can reduce pollen allergy symptoms in humans.
By supporting local honey producers, you can verify that the honey you’re purchasing is truly raw and has the beneficial properties that humans have used for centuries to treat many ailments. It’s no wonder why the ancient Greeks called it, ‘the nectar of the gods’.
Propolis is natures antiseptic marvel. Bees collect resin from trees and plants and combine it to seal and sterilize their hive. Propolis is rich in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and flavonoids. Eating propolis daily in small doses can help strengthen the immune system against bacteria, fungi and viruses, including the flu. Unlike medicine, which attacks both healthful and harmful bacteria, propolis only goes after bad bacteria.
Propolis balm is an all-natural substance with remarkable healing properties. Rich in vitamins B, C and E, it’s a natural skin healer and is known to promote the healing of minor burns and skin conditions. It’s strong anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties make propolis one of the best ingredients for balancing problematic skins. It stops bacteria spreading and enhances skin renewal. Its ability to help the regeneration of damaged skin tissue makes it a truly magical ingredient.
We now have raw local honey in store from beekeeper N. Faulkner of Les Mielles, St Ouen, in two sizes: 454g is £12.50, 227g is £8.00, honeycomb is £8.00, propolis tincture is £9.00 and the propolis balm is £9.00.
We have regular deliveries so that our shelves are always stocked up.