We at Silvermine Apiary, home of Andrew’s Taste-Bud Bursting Local Wildflower Honey, can provide you with 100% pure, local, raw, kosher honey. Our family has been keeping bees since at least the 1800’s, when Andrew's great grandfather kept bees in northern Ontario, Canada. We are a small family business, and now all of our beehives are located right here in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Don't be fooled by honey that has a local label but is actually honey from elsewhere in the country or the world. We provide top quality local honey, pollen, and other products from the hive.Local honey is well known to assist in allergy relief and is a rich source of antioxidants. Our honey is untouched by human hands. We remove it from the hives while it is in the frames, uncap it from the comb with a knife, spin out of the comb using centrifugal force, filter it through cloth to avoid wax particles, and bottle it. We do not pasteurize (heat treat) or tamper with in any way. It is exactly as the bees have been making it for millions of years. We are proud of our honey and invite you to try it. Eating local honey may help relieve the discomfort of seasonal allergies, because bees use pollen from local plants, which ends up in this honey. Honey contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and the hair. Our honey is loaded with antioxidants and acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the healing process in wounds, scrapes and burns. For the bees to make one pound of honey, they must collectively visit one million flowers and travel over 55,000 miles, which is farther than twice around the Earth. As ours is raw, unpasteurized, completely natural honey, the color and texture will vary from bottle to bottle, month to month, and nectar flow to nectar flow. Babies under 12 months should not consume honey. Do not refrigerate (either the honey or the babies). If honey crystallizes, place the uncapped container in warm water. Notification: No bees were harmed in the making of our honey, although Norm (father) and Michael and Andrew (Norm’s sons) each suffered some slightly painful stings. To obtain fresher honey, you’d need to stick your hand in a hive (not recommended; you are much better off buying a bottle of ours). E-mail us if you would like pollen, comb honey, royal jelly, royal jelly mixed in honey, bulk products, need a swarm of bees removed, would like a beehive on your property, or with any other honeybee related matter.