When we started making Velvet Bees Honey Butter in the summer of 2011, it became clear that our mission was going to be not only fun, but easy! We love watching the faces of folks trying our honey butter the first time, because we know their life just became a bit sweeter. Being a family-owned and operated business means we’re able to offer a superior product, hand-crafted in small batches, as well as the personal service you deserve! Our honey butter is made with just five ingredients. And each one is easy to spell and pronounce!
Beekeepers may remove the entire honeycomb to harvest honey. Honey bees consume about 8.4 lb (3.8 kg) of honey to secrete 1 lb (454 g) of wax, so it makes economic sense to return the wax to the hive after harvesting the honey. The structure of the comb may be left basically intact when honey is extracted from it by uncapping and spinning in a centrifugal machine—the honey extractor. If the honeycomb is too worn out, the wax can be reused in a number of ways, including making sheets of comb foundation with hexagonal pattern. Such foundation sheets allow the bees to build the comb with less effort, and the hexagonal pattern of worker-sized cell bases discourages the bees from building the larger drone cells.Artificial honeycomb foundation plate in which bees have already completed some cells
Our beekeepers pride themselves on producing only the highest quality honey that is not heated or filtered so all the goodness remains. Greece, which has more bee hives per acre than any other country in Europe, produces wonderful honey products. The best variety produced is thyme honey, which is considered among honey connoisseurs the best in the world thanks to the properties of the wild thyme plant, an evergreen herb that is found wild in dry and rocky regions.100% Wild Thyme Honey. 25% thyme pollen grains. All natural, not heated or filtered. Intensely aromatic and sweet.