Why Local Honey?

Batch of 4oz Muth bottles. Bees wax seal with bee charm.

Batch of 4oz Muth bottles. Bees wax seal with bee charm.

There are several good reasons for buying honey at a local market. The first is that you are sure to be getting real honey, no extenders added. Another is that you can find out where the bees were when they were eating. Was it local? Was it in state? How was that hive treated during the year? Are they trucked all over the country? Are antibiotics routinely added to these bees? How are these bees treated for mites?

It’s important for you to get know your local beekeeper. Ask questions. A good beekeeper is happy to share what they know about their bees and their product. When you come to my stand at the market I can answer all these questions for you. If I don’t know something I’ll do the research to find out. After eight years of beekeeping I want to share the joy I find in beekeeping. I want everyone to know how special these little guys are.  When you visit Round Tuit Farms booth you get to try all the varietals I carry. I can tell you where those hives were when the bees were out forging and how the hives have been treated.

It looks like honey producers are taking this to the next level and putting labels on their product to let you know where it’s from no matter where you purchase it. I can only see positive results from this. The more informed a customer is the better.