In spring, summer and fall we place our hives of bees at various farms in the southern end of Washington County, including Lewis Waite Farm. In the winter the hives are moved to a location where they can be protected from the wintry winds. In order to harvest and keep honey as a liquid, it must be heated and filtered. We use the lowest heat possible (90 degrees, whereas at 100 degrees over 200 compounds in the honey are destroyed) and simple straining methods to try to retain the nutritional benefits of the pollens that make honey a healthy food. We carry raw unheated too, to capture all the healthy benefits. Honey is a food that does not spoil.