When you buy a bottle of Mikolich Family Honey, we are confident that you will recognize the difference in the quality and flavor! Unlike commercially packaged honey, our seasonal varietals are produced right here in Southern California, USA! Our honey is not blended, flash heated, pasteurized, or fine filtered. We extract and bottle our honey in house each summer.
The honey is gently strained through a cheese cloth for harmful pieces like bee particles or stingers to prevent you from ingesting anything dangerous.
We are proud beekeepers! Long before the farmers' markets, we have been producing honey that often ended up on supermarket shelves amongst many others nationwide. In order to sell directly to you, we are certified annually by the California Department of Agriculture which has strict regulations and guidelines in order to sell our product direct to the consumer.
Raw honey is known for many healing properties. In addition, it is an ample source of local pollen which is suggested to aid with seasonal allergies. Honey is the only natural sweetener that contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids that are beneficial for your body! In addition to being naturally antibiotic, it s the only food that will not ever spoil.
Springtime rainfall is crucial to produce a honey crop, no rain means no honey! The honeybees produce different varieties depending on the location of hives, and the time of year. Climate, floral source, and season will influence a specific flavor and color of nectar. This is how we end up with a range of honey! Aside from having enough spring rainfall, there are other challenging factors that affect our honeybees and honey production.
We have yet to defeat our biggest obstacle of all, the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) or the Varroa Mite. We, along with many other beekeepers across the nation, have seen significant losses over the past few years because of mite damage and other environmental factors. We are very selective about hive placement and only keep them in locations that are free of harmful pesticides. We have donated hives to the UCSD research team in efforts of finding a solution to this worldwide epidemic.