Raw Natural Hawaiian Honey
HONEYBEE PRODUCTS Aloha Farms Hawaii provides a wide variety in honeybee products made in the Ka‘u district on the Big Island of Hawaii. With over 265 hives and growing, we are able to produce unique single-floral honey varietals, each from a single source of nectar from some of the rarest, most exotic flowers and fauna in the world. Our co-ops are located in ecologically clean territories, and offer high quality raw honey, which can be delivered on CIF or DAP conditions anywhere in the world. Our honeybee products are free from harmful contaminants and pesticides due to our commitment to sustainable and regenerative organic bee- keeping practices. Honey is tested for antibiotics, residue, and radioactive substances, which is certified by the ISO 17025 standard.
100% PURE RAW NATURAL
Honey in Bulk
Ka’u Hawaiian Bulk Honey 660 lb. / 300 kg each
Aloha Farms Hawaii offers its pure Ka’u Tropical Blossom Blend, Macadamia Nut and Ohi’a Lehua Honey in 660 lb. / 300 kg. in Food-Grade Barrels that meet shipping requirements for the U.S. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Aloha Farms Hawaii Apiary uses only organic bee farming methods that are both regenerative and sustainable. We do not use chemical treatments and our hives are 100% drug free. No additives or chemicals are used and honey processing is done under certified equipment separation and traceable documentation in its entire processing.
The Benefits Of Raw Honey Vs Regular Honey
There is long known debate over honey! There are varieties of honey in the market all different in composition, texture, taste and nutrition. Honey is a great natural sweetener and whichever form you take it, it will remain a sweetener but will only differ in the nutrition content. Here is guide to the difference between the regular honey which you usually buy from shops and raw honey which you can get from our farms:
NUTRITION: The standard honey that you find in the grocery store is made using few steps that involves filtration and pasteurization. Filtration removes particulates and residual bee parts while the pasteurization heats the honey that kills all the heat labile enzymes and nutrients that makes the honey useless. The raw honey is not pasteurized so it retains all the essential nutrients and enzymes making it antimicrobial and a great antioxidant.
SWEETNESS: Standard honey usually is very sweet but may contain fructose corn syrup whereas raw organic honey has the natural sweetness which is good for health and does not add on to the calories as much as standard honey does. Since raw honey has natural sweetness, it can be used as a natural sweetener in a number of recipes and for those who are diet conscious.
HEALTH BENEFITS As mentioned earlier, standard honey is deprived of nutrition because of the processing and pasteurization process. Raw honey retains all the essential nutrients and enzymes that are beneficial for the body. Raw honey is rich in flavonoids, polynutrients, anti-microbial enzymes and antiinflammatories. This is the reason why raw honey is used to treat a number of ailments.
WEIGHT CONTROL: Standard honey contains added artificial sweeteners and flavours that add on to the calories and make you gain weight. Raw honey on the other hand contains natural sweeteners which do not add on to the calories much and helps you maintain a healthy weight. You may have warm honeylemon water early in the morning for weight loss.
SOME WAYS TO TEST HONEY:
• Put some honey on the surface of bread, if it seeps in, the honey is not pure.
• Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of water. If the honey dissolves immediately, it is fake. Raw honey forms a lump and settles at the bottom.
• Put a drop of the honey on your thumb. If it spreads around right away or spills/drips, it’s not pure.
We produce three unique single-floral honey varietals. Each coming from a single source of nectar. The distinct properties of each flower are what gives each honey variety a unique flavor.
We pack our honey in glass jars to preserve the flavor and integrity of the honey, and also, we try very hard to be environmentally sensitive in the way we do the packaging.
One of the world’s rarest honeys, Ohi’a Lehua honey is found only in Hawaii, and is produced in late spring and early summer from Lehua blossoms in the Ohi’a forests of Mauna Loa, mostly on the SouthEast side of the Mountain in the district of Ka’u, one of the most rare trees on the planet.
The honey is White, crystallized honey, come naturally very thick, spreadable texture, and very delicate understated floral flavor.
Notes: - Ideal for tea drinkers, since it doesn’t mask the taste of the tea - Mixing with butters.
MACADAMIA NUT HONEY
Macadamia Nut honey is created when we place our beehives amongst the flowering macadamia nut tree orchards, producing a subtle but distinct macadamia nutty undertone flavor to the honey. It is premium and dark honey produced mostly in winter and early spring from the signal flower of the Macadamia Tree, the Orchards are on the Southeast part of the island.
Notes: - Deep complex aroma and soft-velvety texture
- Very sweet
- nice on Fruit salad and pancakes or waffles
Our most versatile honey, tropical Hawaiian blend, also known as Christmasberry because it come mostly from the trees on the lower elevations of the island. The tree was originally introduced to Hawaii from Brazil. This honey has a brilliant amber sparkle and a peppery finish.
Notes: - combines wonderfully with cheeses and goes very well with vegetables and meats
Bees Types, Family There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bees live in colonies and there are three types of bees in each colony. There is the queen bee, the worker bee and the drone. The worker bee and the queen bee are both female, but only the queen bee can reproduce. All drones are male. Worker bees clean the hive, collecting pollen and nectar to feed the colony and they take care of the offspring. The drone’s only job is to mate with the queen. The queen’s only job is to lay eggs.
Honey bees are classed as ‘social’ bees, as they live in colonies usually consisting of around 50,000 – 60,000 workers. There are 10 types of honey bee world wide, and one hybrid.
The arrival of honey bees to Hawai'i
At the first meeting of the Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society in August 1851 on the island of O'ahu, a committee was appointed to bring the first honey bees into Hawai'i. Henry A. Pierce, partner of Charles Brewer, shipped a "fine hive" from Boston to Honolulu in 1852 on the good ship R. B. Forbes (Krauss 1978). Unfortunately, as the ship passed through the tropics on its way to Cape Horn, the increase in temperature melted the honeycomb and killed the honey bees. Another colony was ordered from New Zealand at about the same time, but was never shipped.