Our mission is to offer people an alternative to the industrial style packaging and treatment of honey, which applies heat and filtration to gain efficiency in packaging over the loss of pollen and enzyme content.
We have Local Massachusetts bee pollen and Comb honey available in 2x4 squares and Ross Rounds will be coming soon! Subscribe for our news letter and we will keep you up to date on inventory and seasonal products.
You can also find high quality pure, raw, unfiltered and organic honey online at bigislandbees.com/collections/all-products. We produce three unique varietals on the Big Island of Hawaii, where we carefully tend to our own hives without the use of artificial feeds or chemical miticides. This care is then preserved by a slow and deliberate packing operation without the use of heat or filtration.
This isn't honey that we buy from a middle man, we go and seek out the beekeepers, learn all about them and the places where the bees make the honey. Beekeepers, like Antonio, whose bees collect a range of mountain honeys in the Sierra del Rincon Biosphere Reserve.
Only if the honey and beekeepers meet our standards do we buy a small amount to see if our customers like it. If it passes the customer test then we purchase larger amounts and promote it on a wider scale.
Some commercial honeys are additionally processed by undergoing ultrafiltration. This process further refines it to make it more transparent and smooth, but it can also remove beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants (2, 3, 4).
For example, one study compared the antioxidants in raw and processed honey from a local market. They found that the raw honey contained up to 4.3 times more antioxidants than the processed variety (3).
Summary Raw and regular honey differ mainly in how they are processed. Raw honey contains pollen, may be more nutritious and does not have any added sugars or sweeteners, both of which may be present in commercial honeys.
Summary Most of the health benefits of honey can be attributed to its antioxidants and enzymes. Because commercial honeys are processed, they may have lower levels of antioxidants.
Summary While raw honey is safe for healthy adults, it can be dangerous for infants. It may contain spores of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which can grow in the gut of developing infants.
Your brand name says it all: Really Raw Honey.It is crystallized sunshine, infused with flowers and the meticulous care of Nature's little angels: honeybees! Thank you for bringing us the fruits of their labor -- unadulterated and unspoiled!Kevin H.
I first found your honey in Brown's Market in District Heights, MD. My husband bought a 5 lb jar! I've been in love ever since. My 4-year old sneaks spoonfuls of honey, she loves it so much! I've even turned on my colleagues to your honey. There's nothing like Really Raw Honey! From weight loss to skin conditions, I've reaped the benefits of using your products. A magnitude of gratitude for what you all do! The next purchase will be a case!!!!
The other day I was finally curious enough to give raw honey a try, so I purchased a 2 oz \"energy snack\" container of Really Raw Honey in a local health food store. It's AMAZING!!! I can't wait to try it on fresh homemade cinnamon rolls... sweeten my tea... basically, EAT SOME EVERY DAY! It's addictively good! What's wrong with me for not trying it sooner Thank you!
Hi! I just wanted to share how much we love your honey. It is by far the absolute best honey we have ever tasted .or smelled for that matter! My daughters love to lick it right off the spoon! I've tried using other honey in recipes, especially raw ones, after using yours and the flavor is way inferior. I won't buy any other honey again! Thanks for offering such a wonderful product that fulfills that need for something sweet, but also gives us such great health benefits!
Just wanted to give you an update and let you know I've been loving using your raw honey on my long training runs. I've been mixing the honey, some lemon, and water. It always tastes refreshing and it's a great way to get some energy! I've been encouraging other runners to try it out. Thanks again!
I live up in Minocqua, WI and I am really getting into singing and playing guitar. I decided to look online for good remedies and preventative things for a raspy throat that most vocalists suffer from. Honey was one of the suggestions. I went to the local super market and your jar popped right out at me. I was kind of skeptical at first. I wasn't sure if having \"cappings\" and crunchy things in my honey was going to taste good. I got the jar home and threw all my other groceries aside. I opened the cap and smelled your honey. I have to say that honestly it didn't smell very good to me. But I like to try new things and jammed a spoon right in the jar. As soon as the honey hit my tongue I was overwhelmed with how fantastic it actually tasted! I must say that I am hooked and will be purchasing a lot more of your excellent honey. Thank you for doing what you do and keep up the good work!!!
This is the tastiest honey I have ever had. I have always purchased the more natural types of honey from health and organic stores. Really Raw Honey has the best taste hands down. I found the consistency unusually thick and easy to spread. What a great and healthy product this is.
Just wanted to let you folks know that after years of horrible skin condition (have tried everything) RRH is really really helping!!! Not to mention it is BY FAR the most incredible tasting honey!! WOW!!!!!! Amazing, and I m thrilled that your practices are kind to the bees!! We LOVE you guys + RRH!!!!!!!!!!!!! (: Thank you so much! I ll keep buying!
I saw your honey at a flea market in Baltimore. Something said buy it- something said don't buy it. I was feeling pretty down that day, felt like I was coming down with something. It seemed like instantly, when I took a taste of it, I felt a whole lot better by just taking a little scoop of it. Then I gave a taste to my husband and he said \"Honey- this stuff is really, really good.\" We've been tasting ever since. The jar is almost empty.
Just got my first order of your product. I love it! It is far different from those commercial companies that claim they have raw honey (but are really not). I thank you for making a truly great enzyme rich honey. You will be getting plenty of my business in the future.
Okay, I think I've died and gone to heaven. I have never tasted honey this good! I just got my box, just now. I'm in Bellingham, Washington and have been eagerly awaiting this arrival and when the truck came up I looked at that box and said \"what is that\"! I guess I've never actually seen raw, really raw honey. It doesn't look anything like this stuff. Anyway I made those honey balls and wanted to say \"thank you\". My family finally has a dessert they can eat. They can't eat any flour products, gluten, nothing-nothing and now I got the dessert for them. I want more- more honey and I want to get my mom some!
I first noticed raw honey on my supermarket shelf about two months ago, and made an \"eenie-meenie-mynie-mo\" choice as to brand. It was very good. The next time, thinking to up the ante, I chose REALLY Raw Honey over the others. WOW!! I was truly shocked at the burst of flavor that exploded in my mouth: a big citrus orange to start with (how is that possible in Maryland), followed by numerous subtle floral \"notes\" (I can only compare your honey to a fine wine). Bravo - I'm addicted.
I have been using the honey for 10 days now, and not only have I had amazing relief from the almost unbearable itching, all but a couple small patches have completely gone away. I am so grateful and overwhelmed as I wake up each morning having slept without discomfort. I really thought I was going out of my mind! As my kids say, Bees rock!!!
Wow! I absolutely am crazy for your honey. I thought it looked swell from outside the 2 pound jar I bought at Fairway in Manhattan, but when I got it home and opened it, and smelled and saw and tasted it, whoa! Amazing. Thank you for making such a fine product. I am forever hooked.
Really Raw Honey to me is not only the most delicious honey I have ever tasted, it is also carries the greatest impact unto my body in an entirely beneficial way! From energy to an overall increased sense of well being, this honey is right up there with the best. Thanks again.
I just wanted to take the time to send y'all a Thank You email. Thank You for making this beautiful product. I came across your brand by a fluke at our local Sprouts. They had it on sale. Sadly they do not carry it at the moment. The first time I tasted your honey, I was done for, in a very good way. I will not buy any honey from anyone else. It is literally liquid gold. My mom and her husband drive long haul around the US and know I am a honey addict. So, they buy me honey from everywhere. She recently brought a jar with a piece of comb in it. We did a side by side comparison and a taste off. She instantly wanted my jar of your honey lol. I am a customer for life. Thank you for a product that I can support proudly.
I received your precious honey and I am very pleased about the way it was packaged but most of all of the great quality...I even ordered one for my brother who lives in Texas:) Your honey is the best i have had and from now on I'm a faithful customer to an amazing authentic product: Really raw honey. I appreciate your efforts and your works to give us something so pure and so good for our health. I come from Lebanon and I've been in America for 6 years, all my life i was used to organic foods and especially honey. Yours indeed reminds me of home and brings back fine memories!
Dear Sir or Madam,I can't begin to tell you how much I love your honey... everything about it! My dad started eating a (generous) spoonful of your Really Raw Honey every night before he went to bed. I decided to taste your honey to really see what he was so obsessed with- and let me tell you, it's incredible! Your honey tastes so extremely fresh and it's so delicious. I appreciate the quality that clearly goes into making these products. Thank you for everything you do! Keep making the great product you're making! 59ce067264