Q. WHAT MAKES ONEROOT HONEY DIFFERENT?
We are the only brand that focuses on producing antibiotics-free honey. Our pristine Northern Canadian locations away from cities and pollution allow us to achieve this. Our bees are healthy without the use of any chemicals.
Our honey is never mixed and is always bottled straight from the source. Most of the honey you find in stores are mixed with foreign honey that are known to be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. Tests show that the majority of big store honey is not honey at all, but rather a mix of syrup and sweeteners that have no traces of pollen.
100% Canadian: You’ll see a lot of honey jars marked with “CANADA NO. 1”. This does not indicate the source of honey. As long as the honey is packed and labeled in Canada and meets the grade specifications, “CANADA NO. 1” will be written on the label. Many companies use this grading deceptively to suggest that their honey is Canadian.
Unpasteurized: Honey never goes bad. It doesn’t need to be pasteurized in the first place. Big companies pasteurize and ultra-filter their honey in order to give a pure and clean look to their honey and to prevent crystallization. They have to go through this process, in a way, because their honey is mixed with foreign honey of unknown sources. Our honey is never pasteurized and never reaches temperature above 35˚C (95˚F) during its bottling process.
Q. WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY?
Honey has been used by multiple cultures from Ancient China to Ancient Egypt for thousands of years as medicine. It's been used to treat wounds, used as a cough suppressant, and as an immune system booster. Honey is one of few natural medicine that has stood the test of time.
Honey has a long list of health benefits including:
- Immune system booster
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
- Moisturize and nourish skin
- Improve digestion
- Help with allergies
Please see About Honey for more information.
Q. WHAT IS RAW HONEY?
We take the word, raw, seriously. RAW should mean what consumers think it should mean. It should compare to a raw potato - not baked, not fried, and not mashed potato.
Raw honey comes directly from the beehive. It’s gone through minimal processing and filtering. Raw honey has heavy traces of pollen, propolis, and beeswax. It’s never heated. This means all of honey’s enzymes, minerals, vitamins, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral properties, and other health benefits are retained. Minimal processing also means you may see particles in the honey. Don’t worry; this is the good stuff we’re talking about.
Q. WHAT IS ROYAL JELLY?
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is fed to all larvae at the beginning stages of development. When a larva is continuously fed with royal jelly, it becomes the queen. Due to royal jelly's seemingly magical properties that allow the queen to live 5 to 7 years, it has been used for centuries for it medicinal properties - ranging from boosting immune system to brain function enhancement. Our organic honey contains royal jelly and propolis. Only when contained within honey, will royal jelly remain effective. Even if frozen immediately, it is known to lose its efficacy.
Q. WHAT IS PROPOLIS?
Bees produce not only honey but also propolis. Propolis is made from mostly tree saps, not flower nectar or pollen. Bees use this substance as caulking material when building their hives. It’s been used for thousands of years by different civilizations to treat infections and boost immune system.
Q. MY HONEY HAS TURNED WHITER AND SOLID. WHAT HAPPENED?
Honey naturally crystallizes over time. This partially or fully turns honey into solid. This is natural and warming it slightly will turn it into liquid again. Raw honey will crystallize faster than other honey. This is perfectly normal. If honey doesn't crystallize, it's likely a pasteurized honey. The hardening speed varies from flower to flower. Some may not appreciate the texture of crystals. If you prefer creamy spreadable honey, try our creamed honey.
Q. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREAMED AND LIQUID HONEY?
The two are the same honey. In terms of content, there’s absolutely zero difference. Creaming simply speeds up the crystallization process. The difference between creaming and natural crystallization is that creamed honey has finer crystals, meaning smooth texture. Creamed honey is ideal as a spread. So spread away.
Q. WHAT IS ORGANIC HONEY?
Organic apiculture in Canada is governed by the Canadian Organic Standards. Organic certification requires a forage area that provides a 3 km radius (or 28 sq. km) around the hive that is free of prohibited substances. This eliminates beekeepers that are located near conventional farms, golf courses or industry. Organic beekeepers must also attempt to source organically raised replacement bees, must feed with organic honey and must use organic beeswax for comb foundations. (source: OBA) True organic certified honey is extremely rare. Some honey that are sold as organic are not organic at all. Many companies market their honey as organic, but they’re usually mixed with South American honey. If you see organic honey in large quantities, chances are it’s not organic Canadian honey.
Q. Do you sell bulk honey?
Yes. Please contact us by clicking: Wholesale and Bulk Order