Champane’s Bee Company was founded in 2012, in a small honey house. Our raw honey became so popular that we moved into a much larger facility to distribute honey to all our customers and retailers throughout the state. Our Michigan Pure Raw Honey is harvested with no filtering to ensure all of the minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants remain whole. We continue to relish our role in providing this healthy food to you – our most valued customer.
Our highest priority is to provide you, our most valued customer, with the finest honey available. We care about the quality of our honey, your health, and benefits that only premium honey can bring you. Our honey is pure, natural, high quality, and local. We are truly grateful and passionate about our honeybees, and for the honey they provide for us. From our beehives to your homes! Enjoy!
Chris & George Champane
Honey is the natural sweet substance produced by honey bees that produce honey.
1. Blossom honey or nectar honey is distinguished as coming from the nectaries of flowers, or the plant glands that secrete a sweet substance called nectar. The vast majority of honey we consume is blossom honey.
2. Honeydew honey comes from the excretions of insects – such as aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs, and other sapsuckers - that suck the sap of plants. In Europe the major source of honeydew is evergreen trees, and the final product is often marketed as forest honey.
Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water. It also includes small amount of a wide variety of vitamins, including niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid. Along with minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Phytochemicals are found in honey that are originally derived from plants. These include a wide variety of phenolics, peptides, organic acids, vitamins, and enzymes that stimulate the immune system and help kill bacteria and viruses.
Honey is more easily digested than regular table sugar. Its sugars (glucose and fructose) are simpler than sucrose (table sugar).
Honey is also slightly sweeter than table sugar because honey contains more fructose.
Honey is hydroscopic, it collects moisture from the atmosphere.
Champanes Bee Company believes honey should be as natural as the honey bee enjoys it as their own food – Pure Michigan – Raw Honey.
A Lifetime of Effort
It takes nectar from approximately 26 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
A honeybee must visit between several hundred to more than one thousand flowers in order to fill her honey stomach.
A colony of bees may collectively travel as far as fifty thousand miles to make just a pound of honey.
It takes one thousand bees to make an ounce of honey. This is more than a single honey can produce in her life.
A hive can produce sixty to one hundred pounds of honey a year.
A bee colony of one hundred thousand bees can make ten pounds of honey per day, which is the much more than bees need themselves
When Honey Crystallizes
When honey crystallizes, it is still edible and nutritious as ever. It has very thick and grainy appearance. It also lightens in color compared to when your honey was pourable Crystallized honey is perfectly good to eat and preferable to many people.
Thankfully, honey can be returned to its liquid state with little effort. Heat some water in a pot and put your honey container inn the pot of hot water until the honey turns liquid. This gentle transfer of heat to the honey helps bring it back to liquid form without overheating the honey.