The Humble Bee Honey Company - From Our Kitchen To Your Hands!
TRUE SOURCE HONEY
  My company, THE HUMBLE BEE HONEY COMPANY is based on the belief that my customers' needs are of the utmost importance.
I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referrals.





  The best compliment I can receive is a return customer!!!

I will never compromise the integrity of my business by creating an inferior product.

   







HERE IS  MY PLEDGE!



I, Catherine Wolko , owner of THE HUMBLE BEE HONEY COMPANY is proud to Pledge!!


I pledge to adhere to the standards of True Source Certification. I pledge to protect our customers and consumers, as well as the global reputation of honey products, by ensuring to our utmost ability that honey:

  • Humble Bee Honey Company Honey is ethically sourced in a transparent and traceable manner from known beekeepers and brokers;
  • Moves through the supply chain in full accordance with U.S. law and without circumvention of trade duties; and
  • Carries truthful labeling as to its source, has been tested to ensure quality, and has been handled in a safe and secure manner from hive to table.

I endeavor to do business with companies that share our concern for food safety and security. I pledge to stand against the collection, processing or sale of adulterated honey or honey that has been obtained in circumvention of U.S. law. I espouse a global standard for high-quality honey that does not allow for adulteration with added syrups or other sweetener extenders, or use of inappropriate additives in honey production. I actively support U.S. beekeepers, including supporting research to help beekeepers maintain the health and high quality of U.S. honey production and to fight colony collapse disorder.



FUN FACTS AS REFERENCED BY TRUE SOURCE HONEY


  • U.S. per capita consumption of honey is about 1.3 pounds per year.
  • Honey production in 2012 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 147 million pounds, down 1% from 2011.
  • Honey is produced in every state. The top 5 honey-producing states are North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida, California and Minnesota.
  • About one-third of all food and beverages – one out of every three bites we take – are made possible by pollination, mainly by honey bees.
  • Pollination, mainly by honey bees, contributes to U.S. crop production worth $20-30 billion a year.
  • The production of most beef and dairy products consumed in the United States is dependent on insect-pollinated legumes (alfalfa, clover, etc.).
  • There are about 120,000 beekeepers in the United States. Most are hobbyists with less than 25 hives; Commercial beekeepers have 300 or more hives.
  • To make one pound of honey, the bees in the colony must visit 2 million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles; it requires the lifetime work of approximately 768 bees.
  • Melittosphex burmensis, the oldest bee fossil ever discovered, dates to 100 million years ago.
  • Fermented honey or 'mead' dates back to about 7,000 BC in Northern China.
  • The largest food fraud case in the U.S. history is attributed to the illegal importation of honey.
  • September is National Honey Month, designated to promote U.S. beekeeping, and honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener.
  • Honey provides and maintains moisture to a variety of dishes and can even extend the shelf life of baked goods.

American Beekeeping Federation
American Beekeeping Federation
2012 Industry Survey, Bee Culture Magazine
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Location:
330 Straits Tnpke
Watertown, CT 06795

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM
Sun: Closed


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