Buy Real Texas Honey From Real Texas Beekeepers
The Honey locator is a service provided for both consumers and beekeepers. Local beekeepers want to sell their honey locally and the best honey for consumers is local honey.
Why buy from a local beekeeper ?
- Over 70% of honey in the US is imported
- Most Honey labels in stores misrepresent their product- USDA does not define Raw, Local or Unfiltered – so anything goes
- Most honey in stores is processed (Heated & Filtered )
- Real Local Raw honey contains beneficial ingredients
The Real Texas Beekeepers listed below have agreed to market their honey using the following definitions:
Honey – A sweet substance produced by Honey Bees strictly from plant nectar.
Raw – Honey only slightly warmed to re-liquefy for packaging. Not to exceed 120 degrees, which is the maximum temperature inside a beehive.
Unfiltered – Some course straining can be used to remove large particles, but not the extent that it removes nutrients. NO sock filters, plate filters, sand filters, or diatomaceous earth filters.
Pure– 100% Honey, with no additives.
Natural– 100% Honey, with no additives.
Local– Honey that is produced and consumed in the same geographical area. Please see the Texas Honey Locator to find local honey in your area.
Producer– A beekeeper who produces 100% of his own honey
Producer/Packer -A beekeeper who produces 100% of his own packaged product
Packer/Producer – An individual who produces 30% or more of his packaged product
Packer – An individual that buys Texas Honey in Bulk and repackages for sale to the consumer
Marketer/Broker – A person or company that buys packaged Texas honey, and resells it
NOTE: The Texas Beekeeper’s Association believes that these definitions are fair and accurate. To be included in this Honey Locator it is expected that members abide by these definitions.
This guide is meant to educate consumers so they can ask more direct questions about how the honey they buy is processed.
If you would like to apply for inclusion on the Honey Locator, please click on our Honey Locator Application