Our raw forest honey comes from the foothills of Mt Kapantao in Agusan del Norte and Mt Apo in Digos City. Our bees primarily feed from the flowers of arabica coffee and coconut tree plantation around the region.
Raw honey is best described as honey “as it exists in the beehive”. It is made by extracting honey from the honeycombs of the hive and pouring it over a mesh or nylon cloth to separate the honey from impurities like beeswax and bees. Once strained, raw honey is bottled and ready to be enjoyed.
Raw honey contains a wide variety of nutrients. It has approximately 22 amino acids, 31 different minerals and a wide range of vitamins and enzymes. Raw honey contains plant compounds such as pollen that act as antioxidants.
Our honey is classified as dark. Being dark it contains less water and more antioxidants than lighter ones.
- Regular, or pasteurized honey, is clear and smooth. The pasteurization process improves the honey’s appearance, increases its shelf-life, and kills yeast cells that can improve the taste of the honey.
- Raw honey can contain spores of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria is especially harmful to babies or children under the age of one. It may cause botulism poisoning, which results in life-threatening paralysis.