Black Bear Honey

In Israel there is a wonderful expression “lo dubim velo yaar”. The literal translation is “there is no forest and no bears” but the true meaning gets lost in the translation. In the tiny country of Israel, after years of desolation, and many species of animals disappeared, you aren’t going to find a bear or a large forest. Nada, none, zero, it just ain't gonna happen.

Black Bear Honey is our response to the changing country of Israel. Although bears are not likely to be introduced into Israel in the near future, more trees are being planted every year by the JNF and the country is flourishing.

Our small boutique apiary is located in a beautiful forest in the center of the country. It is in this forest that our bees collect nectar and pollen from Eucalyptus trees and wild flowers and produce Black Bear Honey. Even though there are no bears and no large forests, we produce a delicious Black Bear Honey in a lush Israeli forest. After all, in the bible, Israel is called the “land flowing with milk and honey”.

When we decided to grow bees and make honey, our goal became to make a delicious, natural, filtered honey.

We hope you enjoy our Black Bear Honey.
After all, it really is made in Israel with love from above.

  • Natural
  • Filtered
  • Chemicals

The bees in our very small boutique apiary feed on a diet of Eucalyptus and wild flowers as well as fruit blossoms. In addition, some of our hives are starting the process of regression to small cell bees with the goal of raising natural, smaller bees, the way they were raised 150 years ago. The goal is to allow our bees to gather nectar from natural sources and produce a healthy, clean honey.

Heating honey can be easier for a large commercial apiary because when honey is hot it flows faster. Over-heating honey also slows the crystallization process. But over-heating honey, above the natural temperature of the hive, removes much of the healthy things that you want in your honey.

If honey does crystallize, and they all do eventually, just place the bottle in a bowl filled with hot water for a few minutes.

Honey is great source of vitamins and minerals with lots of evidence of health benefits. Honey contains: Vitamins A, Beta carotene, B1 Thiamin, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Niacin, B5 Pantothenic acid, B6 Pyridoxine, B8 Biotin, B9 Folate, C, D, E, K; Minerals, including Calcium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Phosphorous, Zinc, as well as Amino Acids and Antioxidants. Local raw honey is sought after by allergy sufferers as the pollen impurities are thought to lessen the sensitivity to hay fever.

One of beekeepers' best assets are the combs that the bees produce to store the honey. These combs are precious because instead of taking time to produce new comb every year, bees reuse the comb from previous years enabling them to spend more time making honey and less time rebuilding new comb. In order to keep honeycomb intact and away from the wax moth, which likes to eat away at the wax, beekeepers use a strong poison gas to protect the wax. We do not use this product, instead we use a natural, organic liquid to coat the combs and reduce the chances of an attack from wax moths.

Where to buy Black Bear Honey

You can no longer buy Black Bear Honey. We sold our main apiary locations last year no longer sell honey commercially. We still maintain some hives and are active in the beekeeping community.

We still make honey for our own use and when we have a surplus, we let people know.

Milk and honey soap from IsraelWe take our delicious honey and use it to make Mik and Honey soap. This is a great gift to send to friends or to use yourself. Many people living overseas want to purchase our honey , but some countries do not allow the importaion of honey, despite the fact that our honey is pure and natural.Sending a gift of milk and honey soap is a wonderful way of experiencing Black Bear Honey..

Article on green[rophet website about Black Bear HoneyAn article by Miriam Kresh appeared on the Greenprophet website about Black Bear Honey. You can read it at the website.

Our honey is made in small quantities by our family in Israel and is available directly from us. We are not a large commercial apiary trucking hives around the country. Each hive is hand painted and they are visited regularly and cared for by our family.

 Each bottle is filled and inspected to make sure the honey our bees make is the best quality. Email us or call (050 314-4915) today to order some delicious Black Bear Honey.

Black Bear Honey is 100% pure, natural.