Cold-pressed honey

In the beginning stages of our honey extraction process, our honey splits into two streams of production. After the honey frames enter our mechanical uncapper, most of the honey is still in the combs. These frames then enter into a centrifuge, where the honey is spun out. This constitutes the majority of our honey (our "classic"). The other production stream deals with the cappings & combs that the mechanical uncapper removes. These cappings are about 50% honey and 50% wax. The cappings fall into a mechanical press, where the wax is compressed into solid blocks, and the honey is squeezed out. This is the honey that we refer to as "cold-pressed".

All of our honey is unheated. What differentiates our two varieties of honey, is the production stream with which it was extracted. Cold-pressed honey has a higher pollen-count and is richer in natural anti-oxidants. Because of the higher pollen count, our "cold-pressed" honey is superior for seasonal allergy management. Cold-pressed honey is preferred for medicinal purposes and our classic is an excellent every-day honey. That's not to say that our classic isn't medicinal (because it is), however the cold-pressed is superior in certain medicinal properties.

Why isn't all of our honey cold-pressed?

Producing strictly cold-pressed honey is not viable for any apiary because it would require the destruction of every honey producing frame. Fortunately, our production method allows us to have both varieties in order to suit the needs of our customers.