Drink for Health

Good morning. How are you feeling? So many of us are at home this week, sheltering in place, in quarantine, working from home, taking care of our family and friends. It's so easy to fall out of a routine in times like these and indulge in things that give us comfort and take our minds off of the chaos. We are all about small indulgences here at Bee Raw, but we like to balance those out with some nutrition-packed ingredients that give you energy and boost your immune system. So, drink up! To your health and the health of all.

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Topics: Healthy Living

What if there was a way to stand up to big agriculture?

Bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food that we eat. They are so necessary for our survival, but year over year there is major bee die off. Colony Collapse Disorder is the term given to this die off and that stems from pesticides, malnutrition, mites, big ag and more.

The American Honey market is currently flooded with imported honey from China, India and Brazil, which is not only often a lower quality honey (heated, treated, blended), but also artificially lowers the price of the honey market in the US. This puts a huge strain on American apiaries that are trying to sustain the heritage of raw, single floral honey production. To sustain their business and their livelihood American beekeepers are forced to rent out their hives to mono-crop producers (like almond farms) to keep their business going.

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Topics: Save the Bees

Create the Ultimate Cheese Board

 
Cheese and honey. As far as pairings go, they are among life's sure bets. Eat them together - always! But how do you know where to start? We're making it easy with our honey & cheese guid. For each unique Bee Raw honey Varietal there is an equally distinct cheese to enjoy it with.
 
There our countless ways to categorize cheese, but we find that cheese families, defined by the cheesemaking method and characteristics of the rind, provide the best jumping off point for pairing.
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Topics: Save the Bees

#GivingTuesday

Bee Raw is giving this #GivingTuesday

The Bee Raw Save the Bees Fund is giving back! This year Bee Raw partnered with New York Bee Sanctuary and East New York Farms to donate $2,500 to each organization in order to support conservation, education, sustainability and community!

Bee Raw started the Save the Bees Fund as a way to aid organizations like bee conservancies and local community gardens, who are doing important research and outreach work.

Read how New York Bee Sanctuary and East New York Farms are putting our donation to use:

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Topics: Save the Bees

Raw Honey Spotlight: Indiana Cranberry Blossom

Indiana Cranberry Blossom (Vaccinium oxycoccos) grows best in open bogs, swamps and along lakesides. This aquatic wildflower was originally called "craneberry" because the nodding, elongated bloom resembled the head of a crane. It is used to cool temperatures and thrives in the northern hemisphere.

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Topics: Raw Honey Spotlight

Raw Honey Spotlight: Oregon Pumpkin Blossom

Pumpkin Blossom Honey (Cucurbita pepo) is typically harvested in late August at our partner apiary in Oregon. Pumpkins produce both a male and female flower. The male flower blossoms first, followed by the female blossom. Bees are attracted to the sweet nectar of these flowers and play a significant role in pollination. Without them we would have far fewer pumpkins to carve! These blossoms were originally pollinated by the native squash bee, however that population is in a significant decline due to pesticides and other chemicals.

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Topics: Raw Honey Spotlight

Raw Honey Spotlight: Oregon Maple Blossom

This Oregon Maple Blossom (Acer macrophyllum), known as the Big Leaf Maple, blooms with flowers full of sweet nectar that pollinators and people relish. The western maple is native to western North America specifically near the pacific coast. This plant flourishes in moist soil which is why it is seen near streams or bodies of water.

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Topics: Raw Honey Spotlight

DIY Honey Face Mask

There are countless skincare routines on the internet, but how do you decide, which mask or scrub is right for your face? We're all trying to achieve that perfect, glowing complexion without putting too many chemicals or unknown ingredients on our skin. That's why we turn to Raw Honey.

Real, raw, unprocessed honey is a key ingredient in many cosmetic products because it offers amazing benefits to the body, like antibacterial elements that treat acne, skin-saving antioxidants that slow down aging, and anti-inflammatory properties that speed up cell healing for blemishes or eczema. 

Raw honey is also a natural exfoliator, which means applying it to your face takes off dry, dull skin - especially when the honey has started to crystallize. Those rough sugar crystals will act as an all natural scrub and clarify pores. Adding bee pollen into the honey will add an additional exfoliating property, while also allowing the many vitamins and minerals in the pollen to seep into your skin.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Allergies Bee Gone!

Springtime means warmer weather, flowers blooming and...having to suffer with congestion, itchy eyes, and a scratchy throat. Bee Raw has created a remedy for your springtime ailments.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Love is Love is Love is Love is Honey!

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Bee Raw loves love, but we love honey more. That's why we've curated especially sweet wedding favors in every flavor.

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Topics: The Bee Raw Lifestyle