LOCATION - The Melaleuca trees were brought to South Florida in the early 1900's. All through the everglades you can find pockets of Melaleuca and the bees love the nectar from these trees. Melaleuca is a relative of the Manuka tree. Raw Manuka honey primarily comes from New Zealand from companies such as Wedderspoon or Comvita, but we have a close relative right here in the USA and we call it "The American Manuka." Melaleuca honey (Gelam, Cajeput honey) and Melaleuca oil are well studied
BENEFITS - Raw unpasteurized melaleuca honey is very good for us. Numerous medical studies have looked into its efficacy in wound healing and cancer fighting abilities. Researchers feel this is due to its powerful antioxidant compounds which lead to free radical scavenging. They identified 6 phenolic acids: gallic, syringic, benzoic, trans-cinnamic, p-coumaric, and caffeic acids & 5 flavonoids: catechin, kaempferol, naringenin, luteolin, and apigenin.
TESTING-We test for over 120 pesticides
TASTE - Melaleuca has the taste of a medicinal honey. It is very strong and odiferous. It is more comparable to a maple syrup and is great on oatmeal, cereal or smoothies.
RAW - Raw honey is important to preserve the nutrients and enzymes in the honey and its important to leave all the good stuff in the honey to obtain the benefits of this amazing honey. Raw honey is great in tea. This is not Orange flavored honey the orange taste comes right from the flower the bees use for nectar.
GIFT BOX - Perfect gourmet birthday gift for men or women or simply place in a gift basket. Great food for get well gifts or birthday, corporate, housewarming and realtor gifts.
COLD PACKED - Heavily processing the honey destroys the enzymes and great benefits of the honey. It's important to cold pack the honey so the heat does not destroy its great benefits. It also needs to be lightly screened to allow the great particles to be retained.
ABOUT US - Honey Feast is a producer of small batch American honey in Florida. We are natural beekeepers using innovative techniques to manage beehives. By supporting Honey Feast you are helping a small business make a difference in the community. We install hives in urban areas, create pollinator gardens, raise money for hive installations, try to treat bees naturally with innovative techniques such as essential oils and reishi mushroom extracts. Together we can we can make a positive impact.