We are Buzzing About This Sweet Company!
Sue Bee Honey has been a leader in the honey industry since 1921. It’s one among other honey products such as Aunt Sue’s Raw Honey and Sue Bee Spun Honey produced by the Sioux Honey Association Co-op. This co-op has a membership of over 100 proud beekeepers, many of whom have kept the beekeeping tradition in their family for many years. Sioux Honey Association uses their honey to produce 35-40 million pounds of honey consumers across the nation enjoy every day. Known as “America’s Honey” their honey bear bottles are the most recognized brand in the United States. And The Sioux Honey Association Co-op continues to set the standard for other producers in the honey industry.
All Sue Bee honey is 100% honey, 80% sugar/20% water. There are no additives and is naturally free of allergens. Every bottle is sampled, tested and graded for clarity floral type, flavor and color before it gets a stamp of approval. Aunt Sue’s product line is 100% raw and unfiltered. Interesting fact; the color and flavor of honeys differ depending on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees. In fact, there are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. Sue Bee Honey offers a variety of flavors. Sue Bee Clover is the most popular, originating from white and yellow sweet clover which lends a light color and delicate flavor. Aunt Sue’s Raw Honey is made from the nectar of wildflowers which creates the darker color and gives a robust flavor. And Aunt Sue’s Organic Honey has the ultimate all natural taste from organically grown plants.
Acknowledgement to the bees that work hard to produce the honey for these products must be given as well. One bee visits between 50-1000 flowers/day. Bees feast on these flowers to collect nectar in their mouths. This nectar mixes with special enzymes in the bee’s salvia which turns it into honey. They buzz back to their hive and deposit the honey into cells of the comb. The process is completed by fluttering their wings over the new honey to provide ventilation and reduce moisture making it ready for consumption. One bee travels an average of 1600 round trips to produce one ounce of honey! Did you know bees never sleep? They also dance to communicate with each other!
The uses and benefits of honey are endless. From cooking and baking to health and beauty. It also has practical uses such as sealing minor nicks and scrapes – honey keeps bacteria out and moisture in. It’s easy to have on hand as it keeps indefinitely if stored properly. Learn more about the many uses of this versatile product at Tasty Expo, May 18-20, 2018. Sue Bee will be happy to provide samples of their delicious honey products, share ideas and recipes and tell you more about the fascinating process of honey making. From comb to home Sue Bee Honey is pure and simple!