FAQs - Nature Nate's Honey Company. Raw and Unfiltered Honey

Frequently asked Questions

You have questions. We have answers.

 

Do you heat your honey? If so, to what temperature is it heated?
To guarantee the integrity of our honey and ensure we keep the naturally occurring goodness intact, we slowly and gently warm straight-from-the-hive honey to the minimum temperature necessary to make it the right consistency to pour into the bottle. Learn more
How can it be raw if it is heated?
Because our honey is warmed slowly at a low temperature rather than cooked at a high heat, we can ensure naturally occurring vitamins and pollen remain intact.
Do you test your honey? Does it contain corn/rice syrup adulteration or pesticides?
Nature Nate’s industry-leading testing practices ensure you are getting the purest, highest quality honey available. Every batch of our honey goes through internal and external testing to ensure the honey we receive from our trusted network of beekeepers has not been adulterated. We invest in best practices to guarantee you receive 100% pure honey every time. To learn more about our testing partners and certifications, please visit: https://www.naturenates.com/sustainability.
Does local honey help with allergies?
We’ve heard from other honey lovers that raw honey helps when allergy season hits. Because our honey is unfiltered, we can confirm the pollens from a bee’s honey-making travels remain intact in your bottle of honey.
Where is the honey from?
We partner with a network of trusted beekeepers who provide the straight-from-the-hive quality honey. To keep the taste, texture and color consistent and best in class from bottle to bottle, we source honey from several regions based on where particular flora sources naturally grow to create our proprietary Nature Nate’s blend. Learn more about our beekeepers here.
What is the source (vegetation) of the honey?
Our honey is a unique and consistent blend of several floral sources, giving it an award-winning taste.
Why should I buy Nature Nate’s honey instead of my local farmer’s market?
We’re big proponents of supporting the local beekeepers who are an integral part of maintaining a world where bees are healthy and love of honey is spread. Nature Nate’s is committed to making the same farmer’s market, high-quality honey available to everyone in their local grocery stores, club stores and even online! Because we are able to blend several varietals, the taste, texture and color of our classic raw and unfiltered honey is a consistent favorite you can count on.
Is honey better for me than processed sugar?
Honey is ready-to-eat straight from the hive, as natural as a sweetener can be – no processing necessary! Not only is it produced naturally, without the interference of human hands, honey’s chemical structure is more easily broken down digestively than its processed alternatives. This means no sugar high or crash! Learn more about our real honey here.
How does honey compare to agave, stevia, etc.?
The greatest difference between raw, unfiltered honey and agave, stevia, and other processed sweeteners is that honey is a natural sweetener. Real honey stands out, thanks to its essential nutrients, antioxidants, enzymes and pure, unadulterated goodness. Nature Nate’s honey is simply warmed and lightly strained before being bottled, so all the good stuff remains.
Do you supplement with sugar to feed the bees in the winter?
We source our honey from top-tier beekeepers and test our honey to make sure that its always 100% pure and unadulterated. For more expert information on what bees eat in the winter, we recommend checking out honey.com or reaching out to your local beekeeping association.
Do you feed the bees? If so, what?
We work with a trusted network of beekeepers and test our honey both externally through third-party laboratories and internally through our certified QA team to make sure Nature Nate’s is always 100% pure and unadulterated. For more expert information on what bees eat, we recommend visiting honey.com or reaching out to your local beekeeping association.
What are you doing to help the bees/fight CCD?
Nature Nate’s prioritizes bee health. We partner with responsible beekeepers who uphold our quality standards, and we provide in-house testing and external testing to ensure that the bees have not been exposed to harmful antibiotics or crops with the most commonly used pesticides or herbicides.

We also contribute significant donations annually to universities doing extensive research for honey bee health. Learn more about our partnerships at https://www.naturenates.com/long-live-the-bees/.

Is the honey non-GMO?
According to nations and states with defined rules for what food contains traceable GMOs, all 100% honey is non-GMO because it’s produced by bees, not man. The few governing bodies that have defined what foods could contain enough GMOs to warrant labeling have excluded honey because it’s not possible for a significant amount of GMOs to be traced in honey since honey is not a plant and there are no genetically engineered honey bees.
Is all of your honey organic?
Since our classic honey is sourced from the U.S. and Canada, it can’t be certified organic. Because bee flight paths are untraceable, the USDA will not certify honey sourced from the U.S. as organic. However, Nature Nate’s does internal and external testing to ensure our honey is clear of commonly used pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics. Our industry-leading testing ensures our honey is of organic-certified quality.

Our organic blend is sourced from protected Brazilian rainforests where the USDA can confirm there are no pesticides within a 5-mile radius.

My honey is hard. What does this mean?
Honey in its hardened, or crystalized, state is simply raw honey going back to its natural form. Crystalized honey is 100% safe to eat and can easily and safely be returned to a liquid state. Learn more about crystallization here.
Where are you located?
Our main headquarters is based out of a farmhouse in McKinney, TX.
Do you have a retail store?
At this time we do not have a retail store, or sell our products through the website. For more information on where to buy our products, click on the “Where to Buy” button at the top right hand side of the page.
What can I pair honey with?
Honey is great for more than just tea, check out this handy article on 8 foods to pair honey with.
Does your company have any giveback programs?
We are proud to say that Nature Nate’s is a company built with grow to give in mind. Which means the more money we make, the more causes we fund. For more information on our Honey Gives Hope program and the causes we support, click here.
Do you sell any swag?
Yes we do! All of our swag raises money for a cause, for more information on the current swag available and causes promoted check out our post here.
How do I become a brand ambassador?
Our brand ambassadors come from customers who engage often with the brand. This means that they have signed up to receive our emails, engage with our website content, and are up-to-date with what’s going on at Nature Nate’s. Users who meet these parameters are invited to apply for our program. For the time being, sign up for our emails, follow us on social media and check out our blog often in order to become qualified for the next round of invites.