Frequently Asked QuestionsIf you have a question that is not answered below, don't hesitate to ask us.
I know of a location that is in need of bees. Can I contact Nixon Honey?
How are bees good for pollination?
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of food you eat required some sort of pollination to produce? The work that bees do for agricultural crops is irreplaceable. Honeybees are the main insect pollinators of crops, and without their labour, our food supply levels would be significantly reduced. Needless to say, if we want to continue to enjoy many of the foods we do, we need honeybees.
How many bees are in a hive?
During the peak honey flow period, most populations are around 50,000 bees per hive. A hive is a single stack of boxes and most locations host multiple hives.
Can I microwave honey to soften it?
We do not recommend placing honey in the microwave. Microwaving does not provide an even heat throughout, which may cause hot spots and scorch the honey. This will change the flavour, texture and potential health benefits of the honey. If you wish to soften your honey, we recommend using the stovetop at low temperatures, or placing your sealed honey container in hot water.
Is Nixon Honey gluten free?
Yes, all of our honey is gluten free, including our flavoured honeys. The bees do not forage on wheat, barley or oats. No gluten products are used or stored in our production facilities.
How should I store my honey?
Honey never goes bad. However, honey can take on the moisture of the surrounding environment, and if its water content rises over 19% the honey may ferment. It is best to store honey in a sealed container and in a cool and dark area. Prolonged exposure to heat and light will cause the honey to darken and the flavour will become slightly stronger. There is nothing wrong with using the honey even though it looks different than when you bought it.
What are the benefits of honey?
There have been many studies done indicating that honey is beneficial for several purposes, such as aiding digestive issues, sleep issues, and in some cases balancing the sugars in your body. It is very good for healing wounds and burns and reducing scar tissue during the healing process. Honey also contains several antioxidants.
We encourage you to do some research into what benefits honey may have for you. A great place to start is www.honey.com
What is the white foam on the top of the honey in the container?
This is a natural occurrence due to extracting and packaging. Air is taken into the honey during the pumping process. The air eventually makes its way to the top of the jar and creates a thin white foamy layer.
How does Nixon Honey get its texture?
To achieve its consistent smoothness without additives, we select the most finely creamed honey, and at it to the honey in a liquid state. The granulation then replicates itself to produce a similar, consistent texture throughout.
Are their any additives in your honey?
Only our flavoured honeys have additional ingredients, where we add a small amount of natural flavour. Our creamed honey is just as pure as when found in the honeycomb.