Honey & Bees
Local | Natural | Sustainable
McComBees honey is 100% pure from local nectar sources in proximity to my apiaries. Nothing has been added or removed from the honey. Natural floral flavors and scents are retained because my honey is not pasteurized. This allows the beneficial antioxidants, enzymes, and nutrients to remain intact.
The frames are spun to remove the honey. As the honey exits the honey extractor it goes through a strainer. This process only removes extraneous solids such as wax bits and other hive debris. From the strainer the honey goes straight into five gallon food grade buckets to be stored at a constant heat and humidity (650/45%). A quantity of five to fifteen gallons of honey is kept at 90-93 degrees in the botttling tank to fill orders on demand.
While there is no official U.S. federal definition of raw honey, the National Honey Board defines raw honey as “Honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling or straining without adding heat.”
Raw Honey Definition
I do my best to preserve the original state of the honey by providing a quality storage space and warming the honey to a minimal temperature for bottling. In doing so the honey is as close to raw and unprocessed as realistically attainable.
Orders made from this website can be picked up curbside, locally delivered for FREE or domestically shipped.
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Domestic shipping cost vary by weight:
1LB or less $6.00
1LB up to 12LBS $10.00
12LBS and up $13.00
Honey products can be paid online with Credit Card through the Paypal button.
Local delivery and Store Pickup can be paid online with Credit Card through the Paypal button or "Offline Payment" button at checkout to pay in person with Cash, Credit Card or Paypal.
McComBees Apiaries 4 frame Starter Colonies (also called Nucs) offer the beginning beekeeper the best chance of success. Why? My Nucs are started from colonies within my apiaries the previous summer/fall to give them time to grow into a colony capable of overwintering. By surviving the long, wet, windy, and cold Northeast Indiana winter as a colony they are ready to expand into spring primed for success.
Please view the product description in Shop for more details about McComBees Apiaries Nuc colonies and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. In order to assure you get one or more of these high quality Nucs to start or rebuild your apiary please reserve on this site while still available!
Nucleus Colonies are ONLY available for local pickup