I am Bryan Whitfield and we bottle some of the most pure and natural honey Michigan has to offer. It is the closest to raw honey in the comb as you will find anywhere. We call it "simply raw honey" and it is unlike any honey you can buy at the store or from most beekeepers for that matter.
When we decided to keep honeybees, we knew we had to employ beekeeping practices that don't include the use of pesticides, antibiotics or any other chemicals to help manage the health of our hives. Given our own quest for naturally healthy food for our family, we intuitively knew it would be better to loose bees to disease and parasites than to contaminate our honey comb, and by extension, the honey itself with chemicals of any kind. We have learned that our losses are not any greater than those who use all kinds of chemicals in a vain attempt to keep their honeybees alive and pest free. We just won't buy into the chemical based solutions that are researched and recommended by the universities and funded by the drug and pesticide companies. We are real outsiders in an industry that believes in chemical solutions over natural practices. Here on our website, we talk about some of the bio-technical beekeeping methods we are experimenting with. For now, these methods include the return to small cell and natural size comb, good bee genetics, systematic comb removal, screened bottom boards, Housel positioning, unlimited brood nests and a few other ideas. We continue to study and experiment with natural methods to keep our honeybees alive, healthy and producing some of the finest honey available.
We insist on staying natural in the way we process and bottle our honey also. RAW honey naturally contains antioxidants, important enzymes, vitamins, pollen and other beneficial attributes that are removed or destroyed when filtered and/or heated beyond normal hive temperatures. We refuse to pasteurize (heating to 180 degF) our honey and/or filter it ensuring that it retains the properties that give honey the rich flavor and naturally healthful properties.
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