What is Bee Pollen?
Where Does it Come From?
Is Bee Pollen Healthy?
- 16 calories
- 0.24 grams of fat
- 1.2 grams of protein
- 2.18 grams of carbohydrates
- 250 types of nutrients including vitamins and flavonoids
We have been in the honey business for quite some time and many of the questions we get about our bees and their honey involve honeycomb! What is honeycomb? Is honeycomb edible? Is it good for me? We are so happy to answer all these questions and any others as they come up, but we thought we would put together this little information piece on the magic that is honeycomb straight from the hive.
This is usually the first (and in our opinion) the most important question people ask. The answer is, YES! It’s perfectly edible and is actually the most authentic, pure way to experience honey because humans haven’t processed or altered it in any way. Not to mention it’s delicious too. It’s truly nature’s candy!
Try pairing honeycomb with:
If you want some more inspiration, follow us @albertahoneybee where we share recipes!
We never get over the perfect hexagonal pattern of a sheet of honeycomb. No one teaches the bees this, and they don’t need to take measurements or do any kind of math to produce it. Just rows and rows of perfectly shaped hexagons! The best explanation we have for why the bees instinctively construct their honeycombs in this pattern, is that the hexagon is the most efficient use of space. There are no awkward corners left over that cannot be filled. The angles help the cells bear weight and work together as a whole. The short answer? Honeybees are smart!
Just like honey, honeycomb has an incredibly long shelf life. You can keep it in the freezer (to prevent crystallization) and thaw it when you want to use it or keep it in the cupboard or pantry. No need to refrigerate!
Honey (and honeycomb) is not only delicious, but it also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties! It was historically used as a dressing for wounds and as a first aid treatment for burns and cuts. It’s a great substitute for sugar, improves heart health, and honeycomb may also even boost liver function! We don’t know if the fact that you can chew the wax in honeycomb as a gum counts as a health tip or not (although it DOES serve as a substitute for gum sweetened with artificial sweeteners), but it’s certainly a fun tidbit!
You can purchase honeycomb online, we ship it worldwide!
If you are in the Edmonton Area, we have our honeycomb available at our farmers’ markets or we also offer delivery!
Honeycomb is not only safe to eat… it’s a healthy, tasty, sweet treat that is actually good for you.
Be sure to follow us @albertahoneybee for recipes and all things honey related!
It’s almost patio season, and what could be better than sitting on your back deck drinking a glass of healthy homemade iced tea? Instead of sweetening your cool backyard beverage with highly processed and refined sugar or using a sugary store bought iced tea mix, consider making it at home with all-natural, healthy, delicious honey from Good Morning Honey to create a truly custom order drink.
Honey not only tastes great but it is also incredibly healthy and includes enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, it is the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain function. Our Alberta made liquid honey is pure, unpasteurized and unfiltered. If that is not enough to convince you, raw honey also contains phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Refined sugar and artificial sweeteners just can’t compete with our honey’s list of accomplishments. Sugar and sugar substitutes add nothing but empty calories and suspect chemicals to your drink, but when you use our Alberta honey you can actually feel good about your sweet patio treat!
Here is a basic Good Morning Honey Iced Tea recipe to get you started:
This recipe is just a basic template. Good Morning Honey’s bees gift us with many different varieties of honey, so you can try them all and see what flavour you prefer! Creamed honey or maybe dandelion or blueberry? You decide. You can also experiment with different natural flavourings and add: fresh mint, lime, lemon, ginger, strawberries, raspberries, etc. You can also vary the type of tea (black tea, herbal tea). If you’re feeling fancy, you could dress your iced tea up with edible flowers and serve your guests a cheerful sprig of lavender or marigold with their glass of homemade honey iced tea!
Decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs or Pysanky is a tradition in our family. Both sets of Richard’s Grandparents emigrated from Ukraine. Richard grew up in a strong Ukrainian – Canadian family in North Eastern Alberta and we are proud to pass his heritage on to our children.
Here are some great, easy to use instructions on how to decorate Pysanky.
We love using honey in our baking!
Here are a few tips when using honey in your favourite recipes:
Honey is sweeter than white sugar, so you can use less of it when baking:
Here is our quick conversion guide: