Hunter's Honey Farm https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com Making Life Sweeter for over 100 Years Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:29:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cropped-Hunters-Honey-Farm-Emblem-32x32.png Hunter's Honey Farm https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com 32 32 125671769 Local Vendor Fair https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/local-vendor-fair/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/local-vendor-fair/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:15:50 +0000 https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/?p=27575 Local Vendor Fair, Saturday April 29, 11am - 3pm, at Bloomingfoods West in Bloomington, IN.

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Local Vendor Fair at Bloomingfoods West

There’s an exciting opportunity coming up to help support your local farmers and small business men and women of south central Indiana.  Join us next to Bloomingfoods West, on Madison where the Tuesday market is located, as we enjoy a fun filled afternoon of tastings and entertainment on Saturday, April 29, from 11 – 3.  Vedors and entertainment are listed below:

Hopscotch Coffee
Soapy Soap Co
Aahaa Chai
UGo Bars
Uel Zing
Piccoli Dolci
Local Folks
Blustone Pestos
Frangipani Body Products
Hunter’s Honey Farm
Green Turtle Botanicals
Chocolate Moose
Pronounce Skincare
Face Plant Skin Care
Upland
Kind Kombucha
Muddy Fork Farm
Entertainment
Salt Creek Cycles
Know Yoga Know Peace
Octopus Ink
Hudsucker Posse
BYBB Reusable Bag Workshop

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Incredible Honey Bee https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/incredible-honey-bee/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/incredible-honey-bee/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:58:11 +0000 http://hunters.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=3360 Bees are amazing! Here are a few facts about the Incredible Honey Bee.

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Bees are amazing! Here are a few facts about the Incredible Honey Bee:

* September is National Honey Month.
* A honey bee can fly up to 15 miles per hour.
* The average worker honey bee makes about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
* To make 1 pound of honey, honey bees must tap 2,000,000 flowers.
* A hive of honey bees must fly over 55,000 miles to bring in one pound of honey.
* It would take about one ounce (two tablespoons) of honey to fuel a honey bee’s flight around the world.
* The U.S. per capita consumption of honey is 1.1 pounds.
* To make one pound of honey, honey bees must gather 10 pounds of nectar.
* A honey bee visits between 50-100 flowers during one collection trip.
* Honey bees communicate through a series of “dances” and use the sun as a reference point to communicate to other bees the angle of flight to be followed to arrive at newly discovered nectar-bearing flowers.

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Propolis Facts https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/propolis-facts/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/propolis-facts/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:53:29 +0000 http://hunters.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=3358 Propolis is made by honey bees as they collect the resins of various trees and flower buds. The bees use this wax like compound to repair damage to the hive and sanitize their home.

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Propolis is made by honey bees as they collect the resins of various trees and flower buds. The bees use this wax like compound to repair damage to the hive and sanitize their home. It is also used to entomb insects or small animals that were killed in the hive and are too heavy to remove. Propolis can become a protective barrier that prevents contamination of the hive from the decaying insect.

Propolis contains 7.5% to 3.5% waxes, 10% Volatile oils, 5% pollen, 3%-10% fatty acids, 4%-19% other compounds. There have also been over 80 different chemical compounds of Propolis. There were several vitamins and minerals such as B1, B2, B6, C, E, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, and Copper. There were many different flavonoids found within these compounds as well.

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Healing with Honey https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/healing-with-honey/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/healing-with-honey/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:46:42 +0000 http://hunters.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=3352 When an elephant's wound became badly infected, zookeepers successfully healed the wound using honey,

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Sometimes, animals and article focus are amazingly familiar. Such was the case with a paper produced by a three-way collaboration among our own hospital professionals. Delivered in the Journal of the Elephant Managers Association in 2004 and revisited in several other discussions since, ‘Use of Unpasteurized Honey for Treatment of a Deeply Infected Wound in an African Elephant’ tells the story of an African elephant that sustained a nasty laceration from another of its species. According to the case report, ‘Despite very aggressive topical and systemic therapy, the wound was not healing as desired.’

With Eli Lily-sponsored Vet Intern Cora Singleton heading the case, the approach altered to applications of unpasteurized honey (purchased from a beekeeper in Westfield, IN) as medicinal packing. Within four days, improvement was seen. The report continues, ‘From that point on, dressings with the honey were applied twice daily, and then eventually decreased to once daily.’

Long studied for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulating, and tissue nourishing and rebuilding properties, ‘raw’ honey made a remarkable difference in the healing of one animal among many that have been treated for similiar injuries in different locations.

The published report adds, ‘In this case, there were no adverse effects. In fact, the wound was imporving greatly after 23 days. Subjectively, the wound healed faster and with less scar tissue than expected for this elephant, as well as in comparison to wounds in other elephants. Based on blood and culture results, it was concluded the raw honey likely provided the primary antibacterial activity during wound healing.

— Reprinted  from the Indianapolis Zoo Newsletter 2007

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New Website https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/new-website/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/new-website/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:35:32 +0000 http://hunters.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=3127 We took our new website online on Monday, 13, 2017 at 8:00am. We are excited because it represents a substantial improvement from our old website, especially in these areas:

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We took our new website online on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00am. We are excited because it represents a substantial improvement from our old website, especially in these areas:

  • Mobile friendliness:
    • Each page is optimized for the visitor’s screen size.
    • Orders can be completed easily, even on a smartphone.
    • Phone numbers will dial when tapped.
    • Fonts are big enough to be easily read on any device.
  • Bigger and better pictures
    • You can see even larger pictures of our products by clicking on them.
  • Simplified searching and filtering in online store.
  • Easy to read recipes that can be printed by clicking on the print icon..
  • Simple checkout process.
    • Create an account to make future checkouts even faster.
  • Real time shipping charge look-ups with UPS and US Postal Service.

Please use the comments section below to tell us what you like best about our new website and any areas you see that could be improved.

We’d like to thank TRG Web Designs for developing and implementing our new website.

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Royal Jelly Facts https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/royal-jelly-facts/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/royal-jelly-facts/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:08:39 +0000 http://hunters.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=1697 Royal Jelly is a nutritious, milky-white creamy liquid secreted by the hypopharryngeal glands of the nurse bee. Queen bees live only from the substance which accounts for their incredible size, fertility, and longevity.

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What Is Royal Jelly?

Royal Jelly is a nutritious, milky-white creamy liquid secreted by the hypopharryngeal glands of the nurse bee. With it’s incredibly strong flavor and pudding like consistency, queen bees live only from the substance which accounts for their incredible size, fertility, and longevity.

Royal Jelly has many nutrients. It contains 12-13% protein, 12-15% Carbohydrates, 5-6% beneficial lipids, including important fatty acids, and contains a full spectrum of vitamins. It is also high in Vitamin B pantothenic acid, which has been shown to reduce stress levels. Royal Jelly supplies the minerals, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, and sulfur. It also contains sterols, phosphorous compounds, acetylcholine, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, 17 amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids and is particularly rich in cystine, lysine, and arginine.

Therapeutic Claims And Studies of Royal Jelly

“Royal Jelly is known to aid in liver disease, pancreatitis, insomnia, stomach ulcers, kidney disease, bone fractures, skin disorders, and as a potentiator for the immune system.” (Prescription for Nutritional Healing: Balch) It has been shown to contain antiseptic, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Studies report that royal jelly fortifies centers of the hypothalamus and normalizes metabolic process and improves the base metabolism. Many other reports indicate that royal jelly strengthens the immune system, increases resistance of fatigue and cold temperatures, elevates content of hemoglobin in the blood and stimulates blood circulation. “All the water-soluble vitamins of the B group are found together in royal jelly,” writes Dr. A. Saenz of the Pasteur Institute in Paris. The secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fish and Food of Argentina reports that royal jelly aides in the proper transmission of nerve impulses and the proper functioning of the endocrine system. After years of specific research in the field of athletic performance, a team of Italian experts have combined a series of highly invigoration and non-doping natural substances (including royal jelly) to enhance the performance of athletes. “These substances are an authentic ecological fuel” for athletes, preventing them from suffering from psychological and physical stress or depleting their reserves of energy.

Another team of Japanese researchers gave royal jelly to one of two groups of Laboratory mice before transplanting different types of cancer cells in them. The royal jelly had no effect on the leukemia cells, bit it had a dramatic effects on sarcoma cells. The lifespan of the mice was extended by one-fifth and tumor sizes were about half the size, compared with the untreated mice.

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Bee Pollen Facts https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/bee-pollen-facts/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/bee-pollen-facts/#respond Tue, 03 Jan 2017 02:00:16 +0000 http://huntershoneyfarm.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=875 A supply of bee pollen is like holding a whole health food store in the palm of your hand. With the addition of roughage and water, the human body can survive on honeybee pollen alone.

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Bee Pollen – Nature’s Most Perfect Food!

What Is Bee Pollen?

In its original state, pollen is a fine powder composed of thousands of microscopic particles which are discharged from the anther of a flower, and is the male element of the plant which fertilizes like plants. There are two kinds of pollen: anemophile (“friend of the wind”), and entomophile (“friend of the insect”). The former, which causes allergic reactions such as hay fever, is dispersed by the air. The latter, which is the subject of this information, is gathered by the honeybee, whose travels from flower to flower make possible the reproduction of more than 80% of the world’s grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. When pollen is collected for human consumption, “pollen traps” are placed on the hive. These traps remove the pollen granules from the leg of the bee and allow it to fall down into a tray for removal by the beekeeper. The bee pollen is then sifted to remove any foreign matter that is frequently found in the hive, such as, wings and legs. After removing the non pollen particles by fan, the pollen is dried and frozen and ready for resale.

Nutritional Benefits of Pollen

A supply of bee pollen is like holding a whole health food store in the palm of your hand. With the addition of roughage and water, the human body can survive on honeybee pollen alone. This is because it is the only food which contains, in perfect balance, all 22 known essential nutritional elements which humans require to achieve and maintain optimum vitality. Refer to the bottom of this page for an analysis of the average bee pollen content. Bee pollen may be eaten by the teaspoonful as a food supplement, 1-2 teaspoonfuls daily. Stir it into yogurt, honey, or applesauce. Sprinkle it on your salad or cereal or take it straight with water or fruit juice. Do not heat the pollen, however, since doing so will destroy many of the nutrients it contains. If you are a new pollen consumer, start off with small doses (4-6 pellets) to gauge how your body’s system will accept pollen. Doing so will help minimize a reaction to the natural substance. Like any food, there is a small chance of an allergic reaction to the pollen, if there is no reaction within 5 minutes, continue with larger doses.

Allergy Relief

In some cases, consuming bee pollen collected from your immediate area has alleviated allergy symptoms. Pollen will vary from region to region because the blooms vary. In treating allergies, pollen from your immediate area will be more beneficial than bee pollen from another region. In many cases it is not possible to get pollen from your immediate region, in which case bee pollen from other regions is still beneficial, especially for the protein and the nutritional value.

Other Information

It is recommended that you store your pollen in a dark, cool place, preferably the refrigerator or freezer. Pollen is a “food” that can spoil after a period of time at room temperature. Freezing the pollen will keep it fresh and at full strength for up to 2 years. Each ounce (2 tablespoons) of bee pollen contains just 28 calories. 1 pound of bee pollen contains approximately 31 tablespoons.

Bee Pollen Nutritional Analysis

(The following table provides an analysis of the average bee pollen content.)

VITAMINS MINERALS
1. Provitamin A 17. Calcium
2. B1 Thiamine 18 Phosphorous
3. B2 Riboflavin 19. Potassium
4. Niacin 20. Sulphur
5. B6 Pyridoxine 21. Sodium
6. Pantothenic Acid 22. Chlorine
7. Biotin 23. Magnesium
8.B12 (cyanocobalamin) 24. Iron
9. Folic Acid 25. Manganese
10. Choline 26. Copper
11. Inositol 27. Iodine
12. Vitamin C 28. Zinc
13. Vitamin D 29. Silicon
14. Vitamin E 30. Molybdenum
15. Vitamin K 31. Boron
16. Rutin 32. Titaniun

 

ENZYMES/CO-ENZYMES PROTEIN/AMINO ACIDS
33. Amylase 51. Isoleucine
34. Diastase 52. Leucine
35. Saccharase 53. Lysine
36. Pectase 54. Methionine
37. Phosphatase 55. Phenylalanine
38. Catalase 56. Threonine
39. Disphorase 57. Tryptophan
40. Cozymase 58. Valine
41. Cytochrome systems 59. Histidine
42. 24 Ixudiredyctases 60. Arginine
43. 21 Transferases 61. Cystine
44. 33 Hydrolases 62. Tyrosine
45. 11 Lyases 63. Alanine
46. 5 Isomerases 64. Asparatic Acid
47. Pepsin 65. Glutamic Acid
48. Trypsin 66.Hydroxyproline
49. Lactic dehydrogenase 67.Proline
50. Succinic dehydrogenase 68. Serine
69. Nucleic acids 83. Hypoxalthine
70. Flavonoids 84. Nuclein
71. Phenolic acids 85. Amines
72. Tarpenes 86. Lecithin
73. Nucleosides 87. Xanthophylls
74. Auxins 88. Crocetin
75. Fructose 89. Zeaxanthin
76. Glucose 90. Lycopene
77. Brassins 91. Hexodecanal
78. Gibberellins 92. Monoglycerides
79. Kinins 93. Diglycerides
80. Vernine 94. Triglycerides
81. Guanine 95. Pentosans
82. Xanthine 96. Alpha-aminobutyric acid

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Honey Facts https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/honey-facts/ https://www.huntershoneyfarm.com/honey-facts/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:03:43 +0000 http://huntershoneyfarm.trgwebdesigns.com/?p=166 Honey is an organic, natural sweetener with no additives that is easy on the stomach, adapts to all cooking processes, and has an indefinite shelf-life. It is made by honey bees.

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Honey is an organic, natural sweetener with no additives that is easy on the stomach, adapts to all cooking processes, and has an indefinite shelf-life. It is made by honey bees.

Botanical Name: Honey

Common and Other Names: bee nectar, honeycomb, honig, miel, miele, hunig.

Honey Availability: Honey is readily available in jars, cans, and plastic containers at local grocery stores. Some specialty markets and roadside stands will sell fresh honey direct from local beekeepers.

Honey Varieties and Forms: The various forms of honey include liquid, comb, cut-comb, solid (granulated or crystallized), and chunk. Varietal flavors are determined by floral source.

Honey Storage: Honey has an indefinite shelf-life due to its high concentration of sugar. Keep honey away from direct sunlight in a tightly covered container. Honey may be frozen to retard granulation.

Miscellaneous Honey Information: Honey is not recommended for babies under one year of age. Although honey is a natural, healthy food that normally cannot support bacterial life, it’s important to note that it can carry C. botulinum spores which may be harmful to the undeveloped immune systems of infants.

Honey Tips and Hints

It’s very easy to substitute honey for sugar in your recipes. Honey is up to twice as sweet as table sugar, so you will need to reduce the amount called for in the recipe by one-third to one-half honey for granulated or table sugar. Also, since honey is composed of up to 18% water, you will need to reduce the liquid called for in baked goods by about one-fifth. When baking sweets, you should also lower your oven temperature by 25 degrees F. (15 degrees C.).

To help accurately measure, know that a 12 ounce container of honey will equal a one-cup measure. And, to help that honey slide smoothly from your measuring utensils, simply lightly coat the utensil with a vegetable spray before measuring the honey. Unless the recipe calls for sour milk or cream, some cooks add the merest pinch of baking soda to the recipes of baked goods to counteract the slight acidity of the honey which may cause overbrowning.

Since it has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, honey is used in the industry to keep baked goods moist and fresh. Use honey in baked goods you plan to mail to keep them bakery-fresh. Honey is also an excellent choice to use in salad dressings, since its emusifying qualities make it a perfect stabilizer.

Random Honey Facts

Honey is a natural energy restorer. Need a quick boost? Try a teaspoon of honey in warm water. This will not only restore your energy, but it will help your digestive track too!

Honey is one of the earliest forms of saccharine substances known to man.

The colors of honey comes from the nectar of the plants. The lightest colors of honey have the mildest flavors, while the darker colors have fuller flavors.

Did you know honey bees must tap over two million flowers to make one pound of honey, flying a distance equal to more than three times around the world?

The average worker bee will make only one-sixteenth of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.

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