Did You Know?

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. In fact, this has been proven even by archaeologists, who tasted the honey that was kept in the pyramids and tombs of the pharaohs of Egypt and found that the honey was still edible. However, honey is a hygroscopic product. In other words, if it is left exposed, honey readily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, expands, gets diluted, and then begins to ferment. It is for this reason that honey must always be stored in a jar with a screw-top lid, which should be sealed tightly to prevent moisture from entering the jar.

Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates (natural sugars) and water, as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Providing 17 grams of carbohydrates and 64 calories per tablespoon, honey is an all-natural sweetener without any added ingredients.

Honey also contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals. Generally, darker honeys have higher antioxidant content than lighter honeys.

About Us

Beehive Our apiaries are located in a beautiful Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York. The Finger Lakes are a chain of lakes in the west-central section of Upstate New York that are a popular tourist destination. There are actually eleven lakes in the region, but only seven of the largest are commonly identified as the Finger Lakes. The lakes mainly are linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. The two longest, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, are among the deepest in America. These largest lakes resemble the others in shape, which collectively reminded early map-makers of the fingers of a hand. We are close to Canandaigua Lake, which is the fourth largest of the Finger Lakes. It is called the 'Chosen Spot' in the Seneca language. The city of Canandaigua is located at the northern shore of the lake and the village of Naples is just a few miles south of the southern end.

South Bristol is the smallest town in Ontario County, New York. It is characterized by four high ridges ranging north and south and rising 500 feet to well over 1000 feet above the intervening valleys. Approximately one-third of the Town is located within the Canandaigua Lake watershed, with the remaining areas draining to Mud Creek and Honeoye Lake.
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Honeybee Finger Lakes region is known for its numerous wineries. You might be surprised how good locally produced wine is and how many varieties are available, from famous Rieslings to deep bodied reds. More information about Finger Lakes wineries can be found at Finger Lakes Wine Country..