In ideal circumstances, a female honeybee will produce 3x the amount of honey necessary to sustain herself in her lifetime. That amounts to a whopping 5 drops (about 1/12 of a teaspoon). Needless to say, she works pretty hard to make those 5 drops. Bees need to visit about 4 million flowers to collect enough nectar for 1kg of honey. Circumstances are rarely “ideal” and to promote the health of our hives we are very, very frugal about harvesting honey.
Although committed to pasturing our bees in organic environments, we cannot control where they forage. Therefore, we are not comfortable claiming our honey is “organic.”
After all that – when we DO have honey it’s fan-uber-tastic!