The Science of Honey

First of all, let's give a round of applause to the bees! Did you know that a honey bee works its whole life making honey--and it yields around one-twelfth of a spoonful? Yet when bees work together, they jars and jars of honey. Just goes to show you the power of teamwork.

So… what else is behind the bee-screen that goes into making honey?


Honey is mostly sugar! Glucose and fructose are the main components, with a little bit of maltose mixed in. But honey is more than just sugar--it has a small amount of water too, along with vitamins and minerals. Raw and organic honey, like the kind produced here at Hiveology, contains the pollen and nectar in the honey too, giving it a richer flavor. And when buying from a trusted bee farm, you know that it was made sustainably and ethically, without large corporations running factories to manufacture taste. 


Some may think that the sugar compound is the driver of the flavor. But actually, it is the nectar the bees source! A variety of plants can impact the color and flavor of the honey to be rich and dark or light and sweet. At Hiveology, we have a variety of flavors--and we can tell you exactly the types of flowers that the bees took from that are in our jars! Can your supermarket label do that?


We just can’t get enough of these little creatures! At Hiveology, we know that bees make the best honey when we let them do what they do best. Our cruelty-free and minimal animal intervention approaches help to create delicious honey without hurting the bees. It is a win-win for everyone.

So when it comes to honey, know what is in your jar. Hiveology works to maintain the bee population, along with providing sustainably sourced organic honey. Now that you know the science of honey, you can find the perfect Hiveology Okanagan Valley honey product to suit your tastes!

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