Oakland Honey Company was founded in 2016 with the mission to provide locally sourced, natural raw honey. We currently tend to several active hives in the Oakland Hills, and harvest throughout the year.
Oakland Honey Company is a standing member of the Alameda County Beekeepers Association.
What is raw honey ?
The National Honey Board defines raw honey as "Honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling, or straining without adding heat."
Why does honey crystalize ?
"Crystallization is a natural process of glucose sugar molecules aligning into orderly arrangements known as crystals. It is not an indicator of spoilage, impurity, age or quality. Storing honey in the refrigerator accelerates the honey's crystallization process."
- National Honey Board
What is considered local ?
Local is food produced near the consumer, particularly 100 miles within the area you live. Eating locally is sustainable, better for your local economy, and leaves less of a carbon footprint.
Why does the color of honey vary ?
The flavor and color of honey varies depending on the nectar the bees collect. In the United States there are over 300 distinctive types of honey originating from different flora sources. Our bees forage throughout the East Oakland hills, providing a variety of pollen sources for our honey.