5 Reasons to Try Local Honey
By: Ariana Palmieri
Local honey, like what Beezy Beez harvests from New York and New Jersey, is so much better in taste and quality. Here are 5 reasons you should try local honey ASAP.
Support a local beekeeper
When you buy from a local business, you enjoy benefits you can't possibly get from national chains. The same rings true for supporting local beekeepers: They're passionate about their bees and the quality of their honey. Since they're not producing honey on a larger scale, they're able to spend more time making sure the bees are healthy, well maintained and cared for. When something is mass produced, quantity becomes more valuable than quality. That's why local beekeepers matter: They never sacrifice quality for quantity. Their honey will be full of taste and health benefits most conventional store-bought brands lack. Also, local beekeepers have faces and names behind their business: Wouldn't you rather support someone who lives in your community than someone overseas? Every time you make a purchase, you're helping a neighbor pay the bills and put food on the table: Can the same be said regarding massively produced honey? Not at all. Beezy Beez harvests honey from New York and New Jersey, making us local to that area. For a complete list of places to find Beezy Beez products, go to the locations page.
Support local agriculture
Did you know nearly one-third of the food we eat (which is nearly 100 commercial crops) rely on bees for pollination? That's why it's so important to support local beekeepers: They help pollinate local crops! Without their help, these crops would never come into fruition. Then what? Less food. No one wants that, so your community in more ways than one by supporting your local beekeepers. Not to mention your money goes straight back into the community, keeping the economy going strong.
Help the environment
You're definitely helping the environment more by buying local honey: It doesn't have to travel as far to get to you, which means it doesn't sit in transit as long. This is a good thing, considering the longer a car is on the road, the more CO2 emissions it releases into the atmosphere. Local honey doesn't have to be shipped overseas either, so it reduces the amount of packaging materials wasted to transport it. Ultimately, this helps our planet in more ways than one. Plus, Beezy Beez sells honey in reusable glass jars: This is much more eco-friendly than plastic, considering plastic is harder to recycle. After all, there are 7 different types of plastic, but only one type of glass. Plastic can only be recycled so many times before it becomes obsolete, eventually ending up in a landfill anyway. Glass can be recycled infinitely though. This means, if you did have to recycle the glass honey jars, at least you know it can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
Help your allergies
Do you have allergies? Believe it or not, local raw honey may be able to help relieve them. This might sound weird, but here's why it works: Honey made from bees in the proximity of the plant triggering an allergy attack will act as a sort of vaccine if taken in small amounts. That's because there are tiny amounts of pollen from the allergenic plant in the raw honey. So, if you suffer from allergies, and live in New York or New Jersey, we recommend trying some of Beezy Beez's raw honey. Since it was harvested locally in New York and New Jersey, it could seriously help with your seasonal allergies.
Local honey tastes better: Trust us on this. Beezy Beez harvests honey from New York and New Jersey, making us local to that area. Beezy Beez honey is never treated with heat or pasteurized. Because of that, it's less syrupy and more buttery than pasteurized honey. It looks more solid and opaque. It contains pieces of beeswax, which are called cappings. These contain all the antioxidants, enzymes, pollen and other beneficial compounds that boost your health. The taste can't even compare to store-bought honey. Don't believe us? Try some Beezy Beez raw honey for yourself and taste the difference!
Ariana Palmieri is a green beauty blogger who strives to live as eco-friendly as possible. In July 2015 she started her blog, Greenify-Me, to document her own journey with sustainable products and makeup that would benefit the environment. In her spare time she loves to read wellness-related books, devour sushi, drink bubble tea with her boyfriend, and befriend stray cats.