The honey from Spotted Duck Apiary is an unmediated expression of Minnesota’s natural bounty. Our honey is raw and unheated; all extraction is done at ambient temperature. We do not filter our honey; we only use a coarse strainer to keep out foreign matter (i.e., wax and bee parts). All of the nutritional qualities which power a hive of honey bees remains in our honey.
We practice zero input beekeeping. Anything added to a beehive makes its way into the honey. We add nothing to our bee hives, for any reason. We do not feed our bees sugar syrup, we choose instead to leave the bees enough of their own hard won honey to survive the winters. We use only integrated pest management and strong genetics to resist mites and disease. The honey we take from our bees is clean and pure as possible.