our customers DEMAND the very best LOCAL honey
And we do, too! That’s why we offer raw and minimal-processed honey from Golden Angels Apiary, a Virginia-based company and a local’s favorite!
What’s so special about the honey from Golden Angels Apiary?
Golden Angels Apiary specializes in raw honey and is one of the most well-regarded apiaries in Virginia. Not only do they produce the best raw, unfiltered honey, they are mindful stewards of the bees and the environment, which makes them very special, indeed.
Golden Angels Apiary’s environmentally conscious and ethical work processes:
- Golden Angels Apiary doesn’t use chemicals to remove the bees from the honeycombs at the time of the harvest. Instead, the bees are carefully handled using the natural methods that do not harm the bees nor the purity of the honey.
- Wax moth damage is controlled utilizing a large freezer unit, rather than chemical means.
- Parasitic mite control is handled by vinegar vaporization, smaller foundation cell sizing, and essential oil treatments.
The health benefits of raw honey
Raw honey is both delicious and healthy. It contains nutrients and enzymes that have a variety of health benefits and has been used in natural medicine for ages. Some of the benefits of raw honey include:
- Cold remedy: raw honey helps to soothe a sore throat and works as a cough suppressant; try adding it to hot tea with lemon if you have a cold;
- Natural antiseptic: raw honey has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties; it can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus;
- Great source of antioxidants: raw honey contains antioxidants that help to protect your body from cell damage.
Did we mention it’s delicious, too? Try some organic peanut butter mixed with raw honey on a pair of healthy crackers, and you will know what we mean.
We typically stock the following Golden Angels Apiary varieties:
- Summer Thistle RAW Honey (16 oz + 44 oz)
- Wild Rose RAW Honey (16 oz + 44 oz)
- Wildflower RAW Honey (16 oz + 44 oz)
- Summer Thistle Minimal Process Honey (16 oz + 44 oz)
- Wildflower Minimal Process Honey (12 oz + 16 oz + 44 oz)
- Meadow Clover Minimal Process Honey (12 oz + 16 oz + 44 oz)
We’ll sweeten your day when you stop by the Reston Farm Garden Market to pick up delicious Golden Angels raw honey!