This sugary, golden nectar is delicious all on its own or stirred into a batch of something sweet. Beekeepers harvest Michigan honey in summer or early fall, but some continue throughout the year, making the sweet treat available for consumers year-round.
Michigan honey facts:
- Michigan gathers a total of 5.3 million pounds of honey, with a value of $12 million
- Michigan is ranked eighth in the nation in the production of honey
- The lighter the honey, the milder the flavor
- The darker the honey, the stronger the flavor
- Michigan honey contains vitamins B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and amino acids
- Raw or unfiltered honey has more enzymes and nutrients that heated, filtered honey
- Local honey has pollens of local flowers that sometimes help allergy sufferers
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