At Gipson's Golden we strive to provide you with only the most wholesome edible products your whole family can enjoy. Gipson's Golden products are strained, unheated, untreated and non diluted. Gipson's Golden honey is 100% pure honey from the bee and contains no added or artificial ingredients, colors, flavors or fillers.
Heated honey can lose up to 75% of its original vitamin content. Raw honey contains live enzymes, important to the internal actions of the body. The enzyme content of raw honey is one of the highest of all foods.
Gipson's Golden honey is available in a wide variety of single-flower honeys such as Wildflower, Clover, Blackberry, Orange Blossom and Sage. We also carry a selection of specialty honeys such as Avocado, Lavender, Lemon, Australian Organic Wildflower and Brazilian Organic Wildflower.
STORAGE: All pure honey granulates, some in a week or so and some not for several years. Store honey at room temperature, never in a refrigerator. If honey crystallizes, place in a container of warm water until completely liquefied. Careful not to boil or scorch the honey.
*ALL of our plastic containers are BPA FREE! Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications.
Known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s, A 2010 report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised further concerns regarding exposure of fetuses, infants, and young children.
*It is advisable that children should be at least one year old before consuming any honey product. Honey frequently contains dormant endospores of the bacterium clostridium botulinum- which can cause problems in children under 1 year of age.
"...just tried your Almond Honey Toffee Corn - wow! yum! delicious!... I also wanted to say I LOVE your bee pollen. I use a heaping teaspoon daily - it's my immune support and anti aging secret. I'm 45 and no one ever believes me. When they ask what I do - I tell them YOGA, eat well, manage stress and eat Gipson's Bee Pollen daily." -Sierra May 2010
"For a long time I've been trying to find a healthful, good tasting, affordable honey, and I've finally found it... Im already benefiting from a tablespoon of your raw wildflower honey at bedtime, better than any sleeping pill, and it's all-over calming effect". -Richard January 2010
"Thanks for educating me about Buckwheat honey helping my allergies. I'm adjusting to Hollister (Ca) weather after living in San Francisco for years and was having a hard time breathing. The honey helped"!! - Becky July 2009
"if Gipson Golden is honey, then what have I been eating all these years?" -Very satisfied customer August 2007
"Honey contains many vitamins such as B6, thiamin and niacin and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. It is also a source of antioxidants which aid in the removal of free radicals from the body". -National Honey Board Longmont, CO 80501
"Mass-produced honeys on supermarket shelves are relatively bland and one-dimensional. They are blends of several different types of honey, all of which have been superheated and filtered before being bottled. 'Single-flower' honeys are sweeteners with real personality, as different from one another in flavor, color and texture as one extra-virgin olive or fine wine is from another. For those familiar with only supermarket blends, the single-flower honeys that come from small artisan producers are revelation". -Martha Stewart, Living March 2000
-Bees may travel as far as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey.
-About one-third of the human diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants, and honey bees are responsible for 80 percent of this pollination.
-Did you know bees have 4 wings and 5 eyes?
-As a natural humectant, honey has the ability to attract and retain moisture
-Wing stroke is about 11,400 times a minute
-The average speed of a bee is 20mph
-A queen bee lays 1,000-1,500 eggs in a single day
-All bees communicate by "dancing"
-Most micro-organisms do not grow in honey because of its low water activity of 0.6.
-Bees are truly one of science's great mysteries because they have remained unchanged for over 20 million years- even though the entire world around them has
-Honey gets its sweetness from the monosarcharides, fructose, and glucose and has approximately the same relative sweetness as that of granulated sugar
-In winter, bees eat 35lbs (just enough for energy) of their honey, collected during spring. They stay clustered together, waiting for spring.
-Drones, while bigger than workers, can not sting. Their eyes are almost twice as big because their main function is to fertilize a queen while flying in the air!
-Life expectancy of a drone is 90 days
Information provided by the National Honey Board
Updated- August 2010
Gipson's Golden contact information:
Address: 3433A Regional Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA. 95401
Gipson's Golden, Inc.