Wholesome Sweeteners Kosher Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey Description:
INTRODUCING Fair Trade Certified Organic Amber & Raw Honey--honey as it should bee.
NEW from the category leader in Fair Trade CertifiedTM, Organic & Natural Sweeteners*
Honey the Way it Should Bee ...
Wholesome Sweeteners’ Fair Trade Certified Organic Amber & Raw Honeys are produced traditionally by Mayan beekeers deep in the jungles of Mexico, where the honeybees feast on native wildflowers.
Honey has been used for thousands of years to sweeten foods, confections and beverages as well as to promote wellness (mainly due to its renowned antibacterial properties). A 9000 year old cave painting found near Valencia, Spain, is one of the oldest depictions of humans harvesting honey. The ancient Mayans keep a calendar for beekeeping and ritually honored the God of the Bees in festivals
The World’s Best Honey
At Wholesome, we have searched the world for the best honeys. They must be Organic, Fair Trade Certified, artisanal and, above all, they must taste phenomenal. The honeys’ color and flavors depend on the bees’ forage, the wildflowers blooming near the hives. As the annual honey harvest progresses, our honey flavors subtlety strengthen as the wildflowers change with the season.
We found one of the best honeys in the land of the Mayans, who have been perfecting their craft for thousands of years.
The Beekeepers: What is Fair Trade?
Wholesome pays a fair price directly to the beekeeper cooperatives for their Fair Trade Certified Honey. The whole community prospers from the honey harvest; it creates meaningful employment, the beekeepers can develop the quality of their hives and send their children to school. By protecting the hives and native plant forage areas, Fair Trade certification encourages biodiversity and helps the forests thrive, too.
What is Organic Honey?
Our honeybees are not treated with antibiotics (used for disease control in non-organic production). The bees are wild and they naturally forage within a 2-mile radius from their hive. Wholesome’s Organic Honeys are free from chemical residues as the plants surrounding the hives have not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides.