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Why JG Honey?

We believe the question: "Why JG Honey?" is more important than telling you "About JG Honey." There are some details that are important to us here at Julius Gustav Apiaries.

 

Honey bees spend up to 70% of their time foraging in trees. In fact, it is documented that honey bees prefer foraging from tree species even in areas dominated by open land. At JG Honey we do not place hives anywhere we can! Only heavily wooded areas away from farmland with a good water source are chosen for our apiaries. From there we pay close attention to the types of trees in the area as that will affect both the taste and sweetness of the honey. Many people comment that JG's Honey is sweeter than other local honey from the same general areas.

 

Not all of JG's honey ends up on the tables of his patrons.

 

Most honey producers pull honey from their various yards and after it's extracted it ends up blended in a big bottling tank. Not so at Julius Gustav Apiaries. The honey from each of JG's yards is tasted and checked for its flavor and sweetness. Only then is it considered fit for our table (and yours). If it doesn't pass our flavor check, it's culled and sold bulk to commercial honey bottlers…

…Wonder what they do with it?

 

Long story short… It's about the honey bees! All bees (i.e., honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees) forage for pollen and nectar as their primary source of protein, carbohydrates, and amino acids. The nutrition that they can derive is clearly linked to their environment: grasslands provide pollinators significantly lower protein nutrition, whereas broadleaf woodlands provide greater protein. Clearly, this variation is determined by the composition of available forage within each of these environments.

Thus, hive placement becomes critical not only for the health of the honey bees, but also for the quality of the honey they produce and the benefits it will provide to us as a food source.

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-JG-

 

Of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of all food consumed worldwide 71 species are pollinated by bees. Everything from our supply of fruit and vegetables to the alfalfa and clover fed to the cattle that eventually end up on our plates is dependent on the humble bee.

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