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

Nutrition:

  • 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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