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In addition to producing our own honeys, LouLou Bee sources some of the most unique, delicious and sustainably-produced honeys from like-minded beekeepers around the country. The apiaries we source from must be approved by us and meet the standards we set forth.

Apiculture is an art form in and of itself. Beekeepers and vintners are a lot alike in many ways and like wine, each and every honey produced has a unique signature flavor and color. Our beekeepers know just how important proper care of their bee colonies is, without healthy bees, the quality and quantity of their honey is compromised. Our beekeepers ALWAYS put the bees first. 

At LouLou Bee we ensure that:

  • Bees are not fed High Fructose Corn Syrup. Today, much of the commercial honeys found in grocery stores are not only blended with corn syrup but many commercial beekeeping operations feed their bees high fructose corn syrup, severely affecting the flavor and quality of the bees.

  • Proper apiary management includes minimizing the use of in-hive chemical treatments such as antibiotics and arachnoides, and instead, seeking out alternative methods to heal common ailments that affect our bees. 

  • We always source from geographic regions that minimize bees exposure to pesticides and herbicides.

  • Our honeys are never heated above normal temperatures typically found in the hive, nor ever treated blended or ultra-filtered. This results in flavorful, pollen rich and raw unadulterated honey. 

  • All our honey that is local raw and direct from our Loudoun County Colonies, that Lyndsey processes herself, has been spun out of natural beeswax honey combs, containing natural bee pollen. All the floral essences remain, giving our local raw honey varietals their amazing tastes from each area the hives are located. 

  • The taste of our honey varietals as well as artisanal infused honeys will have an amazing nose and taste, as well as a very smooth finish. All of our honeys are great for teas, cheese spreads, cooking, baking, and for use in personal care items! Soap and candle makers are guaranteed to love our honey!

Our local raw honey is spun and only lightly filtered, this means you are getting the best quality raw honey around, directly from our hives. These jars will have specs of pollen and natural beeswax. It may also contain an occasional honeybee leg (no worries this is perfectly safe). Likewise, each of our affiliated beekeepers has their own style to spinning and filtering their honeys, but rest assured none every pasteurize and only produce unadulterated honey.

Storage Tips: Honey needs to be stored in a cool dry area avoiding sunlight with optimal temperature of 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It also should be kept in a tightly lidded container as honey easily absorbs moisture. Over time, liquid honey will crystallize (also known as granulating). This is not a bad thing, it proves the honey us raw and unadulterated. If cloudy or crystallized honey doesn't appeal to you, reconstitute the honey by placing the glass jar in a pan of water that has been rbought to a light boil and remove from heat. Keep in mind, raw honey heated beyond 120 degrees is no longer considered raw.

If you want to further filter our raw honey at home, we recommend pouring it through a fine mesh, food-safe, cheese cloth. 

Never Feed Honey to Infants

Individuals with pollen and food allergies should avoid raw honey and pollen products and always consult with their doctor before consuming.

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