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The Buzz on Honey

By Archive, February 21, 2007  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Archive
Hear insights from a beekeeper with over 25 years of experience gathering honey. Understand the nutritional aspects of this natural sweetener and learn baking tips and simple recipes using honey.
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James Stewart says ...
Very informative on how honey is made by the bees and how to extract the honey from the hives. I didn't know that honey was packed with antioxidants and amino acids.
04/05/2007 7:40:59 AM CDT
LaNecia Hines says ...
You're not alone James, I didn't know this either. Great information!
06/14/2007 9:53:42 AM CDT
gerald says ...
where does whole foods 365 amber wildflower honey come from
11/09/2009 9:10:12 AM CST
Diane Felder says ...
I am trying to locate a retailer of Tasmanian Honey. Does Whole foods have it or do you know of a retailer?
01/18/2011 5:56:11 PM CST
Rhiannon Husted says ...
Someone told me that I could buy local honey to help with my allergies. Does anyone know of a store or if Whole Foods carries local honey near Bucks County or Philadelphia, PA?
04/27/2011 9:49:31 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
Very interesting information! I absolutely love honey with my green tea!
02/24/2012 11:51:41 PM CST
Marty says ...
Is Orgetga mountain honey considered local? I live in North Hollywood CA. If not, does WF sell local honey?
03/25/2013 12:32:47 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MARTY - Your local store should definitely have some local honey options. Give them a call and they can let you know what brands they have in stock!
03/26/2013 1:55:09 PM CDT
Sam says ...
I recently purchased 365 Organic Wildflower Amber Honey. I'd never had wildflower honey, & while I love the taste, it seems to be substantially thinner than any honey I have ever had. Does the thickness of honey vary depending on the type?
03/28/2013 10:27:52 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SAM - It sure can. The consistency of honey can be very variable since it is minimally processed and dependent on the time of year it is produced. Thanks for checking!
04/02/2013 11:55:03 AM CDT
Michelle Davis says ...
I'm wondering if whole Foods 365 Organic Wildflower Honey is Raw or not. It doesn't say on the label but was wondering if it being organic covers that stipulation or not. Now that I'm writing this I'm thinking it probably doesn't since milk can be organic and pasteurized. Should I assume it has been heated? I know this deadens many of the medicinal qualities of honey. Thank You
04/08/2013 11:48:20 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MICHELLE - The honey is raw as it is only heated to 110 degrees, just enough to melt it for filtering and bottling.
04/15/2013 11:05:13 AM CDT
Casey McCarter says ...
The new Mountain Forest honeys aren't as good in my opinion as the wildflower honey was, but I don't see the Wildflower available any longer in the stores. Is there any plans to bring back the wildflower honey you had so that consumers have a choice of which to buy? Or perhaps you could let us know where it is sourced from so we could try to buy it elsewhere? Thanks and appreciate the follow up!
12/16/2013 3:33:23 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CASEY - Our products differ between stores. Check with your local store to see if they know when/if they will be getting these back in stock. They'll be happy to help!
12/16/2013 5:10:43 PM CST
Casey McCarter says ...
@NIKKI - FYI - Just spoke to Ben at the local Ann Arbor store and he says the 365 brand Wildflower honey was discontinued and it isn't carred by other WholeFoods stores - so guess I'm out of luck on this one...If you know of anything different please let me know!
12/19/2013 9:20:43 AM CST
Nancy Johnson says ...
trying to locate honey from Illinois. Can you help please?
12/26/2013 1:50:37 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NANCY - I would suggest calling a store based in Illinois and they should be able to let you know if they carry any local honey.
12/27/2013 12:47:20 PM CST
julie says ...
Hi. I am looking for raw organic honey that is processed without heat and is contained in a glass jar, as this is the only kind of honey that is beneficial. Does Whole Foods carry a brand like that?
12/31/2013 11:05:41 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JULIE - Our products vary between locations. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock.
01/01/2014 11:55:50 AM CST
Ray says ...
I would like to know if whole foods carry honey from a local bee farm
02/10/2014 6:24:16 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RAY - Most of our stores should have a local honey option but products can differ. Check with your local store to find out exactly what they have in stock!
02/11/2014 4:35:37 PM CST
Skip says ...
What in your mind and experience is real RAW honey and what benefits does it have ?
01/09/2015 7:13:08 PM CST
Mia says ...
I really miss the 365 organic raw wildflower honey. It's so disappointing not being able to find a honey that taste as good. I mean I still think about it all the time, I can't seem to get over it :-)
05/17/2015 1:46:38 PM CDT