Anna’s Honey has produced countless jars of honey since opening in 1980. After so much time creating honey, we often discuss the details and intricacies of our honey-making process. For now, we would like to move away from these intricacies and answer a fundamental question. What is honey?
The summertime is for spending time outdoors, grilling hot meals for family and friends. When it comes to barbeque, nothing tastes better than a delicious honey glaze to pair with the main course. The sweetness of honey perfectly pairs with the savory flavor of chicken, beef, and pork. Honey glaze may take more preparation than prepackaged barbeque sauce, but the results are more than worth it.
In the last several weeks, the Pacific Northwest experienced record-high temperatures and some of the hottest days in history. It is important to feel energized and healthy during the hot summer season and adequately protect against the sun. Thankfully, Anna’s Honey can help.
Anna’s Grade A honey has always been a delicious treat during the hot summer months. We began in 1980 in the flower-covered region of Kittitas Valley, Washington. For over forty years, we made our honey with one ingredient: farm-fresh, hive-ripened honey.
Over the years, we have heard many questions about honey and how it may affect specific diets. We hope the following frequently asked questions can better help our supporters make informed decisions.
The summer is finally here, and honey bees are here to enjoy the sun with us. Bees are very seasonal creatures. The summertime is ideal for bees to roam free in the warm weather and gather nectar from blooming flowers. Even though bees have been following their seasonal behavior for centuries, some may wonder why these creatures do what they do.
In properly stored conditions, honey can last for years, although many people don’t realize it. However, after several months of being left in a pantry, honey can sometimes undergo a process called crystallization. During crystallization, the natural sugar particles of the honey come together, and the silky liquid texture turns into a solid crystallized state.
Honey isn’t only enjoyed by people. In nature, there are many animals who enjoy the rich and luscious taste of honey. Honey found in nature is a prized treat for most animals. Not only for the sweet flavor, but also for the antioxidants and important nutrients.
If other animals can eat honey, it would make sense for pets such as dogs and cats to also enjoy it, but this isn’t always necessarily the case. Honey has positive features, but also drawbacks.
When properly stored, honey can almost never go bad. It may feel strange to keep the same jar of honey at home for an entire year, but honey’s long-lasting quality is part of the reason why it is so beloved.