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Finding healthier alternatives to sugar can help people with diabetes have more flexibility and freedom in their diet. Honeycomb’s low GI, antioxidants, and nutrients make it an ideal low blood sugar snack or everyday sweetener. 

A simple way to help bees thrive in your area is to get familiar with types of bee species you commonly see there. By learning native bee habits and tendencies, you can live symbiotically with them. You may even be able to help create better habitats for these small but vital friends.

Raw honey is a source of nutrients with anti-inflammatory and humectant properties, which may help reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral effects, which can serve as an extra layer of protection against illnesses when allergies tax the immune system. 
Planting a pollinator garden is one simple way to help improve conditions for bees and pollinators. To get the most out of your pollinator garden with the least effort, include perennial plants. Unlike annuals that need to be planted each year, perennials are a mainstay in your garden landscape. 

Pollination services result in far-reaching consequences on the purity of honey, pollinator health, and our food systems in general. 

The path forward seems simple: Stop hiring bees for pollination

If only it were that easy. 

Nutritionists and other experts also agree that raw and unaltered is the best type of honey for health. Since the majority of liquid honey sold in stores today is heated, blended, or adulterated in some way, raw honeycomb is the purest way to get your daily dose of wellness support.
ENCINITAS, CA (July 27, 2021) | -- Pass the Honey, makers of high-quality, conveniently portioned honeycomb and advocates for generational beekeepers, today announced it has secured a 500,000+ acre commitment to launch foundational research under its Regenerative Honeycomb Initiative (RHI). The project is aimed at supporting the U.S. honey industry in its production of unadulterated honeycomb while defining regenerative apiculture standards globally. 

While there are principles that some experts agree upon, regenerative agriculture does not have a universal definition.Beekeeping is considered an important aspect of regenerative agriculture for some, while other theories cast beekeeping in a negative light. 

Among the murky guidelines, one thing is clear: Without defined regenerative standards, it’s impossible to guarantee that harmful and extractive methods aren’t used. It’s also impossible to educate farmers and beekeepers about such standards if they do not exist. 

Pass the Honey goes to great lengths to guarantee a pure honeycomb snacking experience. Working with leaders in regenerative agriculture, collaborating with generational beekeepers, and leveraging cutting-edge food testing technology, the company has redefined what honeycomb sourcing looks like. But this framework wasn’t always so clear.

We often associate honeycomb with a bright, golden color. After all, that’s the color of raw honey. But odds are that if you eat enough honeycomb, you’re bound to encounter comb that’s darker than usual. New beekeepers who spot dark comb for the first time might be worried, but they soon learn that dark honeycomb is a normal part of a healthy beehive.

Anyone who’s eaten dark comb knows there’s a whole lot more to these deeply colored cells than meets the eye.

Honey fraud doesn’t only impact the consumer. In an effort to compete with market demand for impossibly low prices, beekeepers are forced to turn to unsustainable methods that can be detrimental to bee health. This results in dwindling bee populations and may cause colony collapse disorder, which creates a vicious cycle where beekeepers face more challenges than they started with.

Boards studded with artisanal ingredients have been trending on social media and at social events over the past several years. You’ll find charcuterie boards, cheese plates, and kitschy candy or snack-based displays labeled #charcuterie. 

Charcuterie is defined as a collection of cold, cooked meats. Confit, pâtés, salami, sausage, and bacon are all examples of meats you might find in a charcuterie display. On a charcuterie board, they’re accompanied by cheeses, olives, pickles, and bread or crackers for snacking. And don’t forget the sweet factor. Raw honeycomb brings a balance that’s essential for all of those crunchy, salty, and acidic ingredients.