Frequently Asked Questions


The nutritional content of honey varies by variety. There are approximately 22 calories per teaspoon. Our honey is raw, unheated, and unfiltered in order to preserve the perfect nutritional balance created by bees for their nucs, and babies. That means it is not pasteurized. Honey contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants such as flavonoids, and phenolic acids, carbohydrates, protein, potassium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, and B vitamins.

What are some health benefits of honey?

Honey and bee pollen have been shown to be effective in decreasing allergies. Some believe it is due to its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties. Others believe it is from the local pollen in the honey from the flowers blooming at a particular time and location, acting as a sort of homeopathic remedy, like the hair of the dog that bit you. More often than not though, when searching the internet, there seem to be more sites that say honey does not help at all. Western medicine and Natural medicine compete for the money in your wallet and it is up to the individual to decide for themselves what is most effective in their healing process and medicinal arsenal. Both can make valuable contributions in one’s journey to wellness.

Researchers have found that honey may increase levels of adiponectin, a hormone that reduces inflammation and improves blood sugar regulation. Honey may improve heart health and lower blood pressure risk. Generally darker honey has more vitamins and minerals.

Cough suppressant – One clear benefit of honey is how effective it is as a cough suppressant. In a study of 105 children ages 2 to 18 who had upper respiratory infections, honey was more effective at relieving nighttime coughing than cough medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the AAP recommend honey as a natural and effective cough suppressant.*

Wound healing – Honey has also been shown to be effective in treating some wounds and burns. Honey has anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies have shown honey to be as effective as conventional treatments for acute wounds and superficial partial-thickness burns.*

Additional reading:
The Potential Use of Honey as a Remedy for Allergic Diseases
7 Unique Health Benefits of Honey
Birch pollen honey for birch pollen allergy

Health Benefits of Other Bee-Related Products

About Propolis
About Bee Pollen
Royal Jelly

Botulism, Microorganisms, Children, and Honey

Honey is full of wonderful medicinal properties but should not be given to children under the age of one year. The reason is that there is a small chance the honey could contain dormant bacterial endospores called Clostridium botulism, causing a type of food poisoning. These spores can also be found in dust and dirt. Babies are more at risk because their intestines and immune systems are not fully developed yet. If your infant has eaten honey and has symptoms such as poor eating, lethargy, weakness, floppiness or constipation take them to the emergency room right away. 

It is important to note that because of the high sugar content, fructose and glucose, and anti-microbial properties in honey, the environment is such that discourages the growth or persistence of many microorganisms.

What is the white film on top of the honey?

Our honey is jarred fresh with each order. It is stored in a tank and when it is poured there are a certain amount of tiny air bubbles that rise and settle on the top of the honey causing a white film to form.

Can I bake with honey instead of sugar?

Yes. For every 1 cup of honey you’re using, subtract 1/4 cup of other liquids from the recipe as honey contains water.

Is honey crystallization a good thing?

Honey crystallization is a good thing. It is a sign of high-quality honey. Honey is made up of two sugars: glucose and fructose. The proportions of each depend upon the flowers the bees feed on. It is the glucose that crystallizes. And we at Marshall’s Farm produce raw, unfiltered, unheated honey. Therefore it has more particles such as pollen, enzymes, and minerals in it. It is the particles which contribute to the crystallization.

Is it possible to liquefy crystallized honey?

Our 100% pure natural honey will last forever and needs no refrigeration. If left in a cool place it may crystallize. It’s easy to liquify it again. Simply remove the lid and put the jar in a pot of water to cover as much of the jar as possible, keeping it on a low heat until it is liquid again. Then let it cool. Please do not boil or microwave the honey as it would get too hot and destroy all the wonderful minerals, enzymes, and pollen which help treat allergies. Honey will last 1000s of years on your shelf. No, really!


For information about wholesale deliveries, farmer’s market pickup, farm pickup, and payment terms please check out our Wholesale Intake Form.


Our primary shipping carrier is UPS Ground. The price of shipping is determined by UPS based on the label created and the weight of the shipment. Since honey is a food product there is no sales tax.


We cannot accept returns on Marshall’s Farm Honey as it is a food product that is not sealed commercially. It is not required that the honey be sealed since nothing can live or grow in it. However,  since we have no control over who handles our honey product after it leaves our honey house, we cannot take it back. 

If a jar arrives broken, save the packaging and notify us immediately so that we can notify the shipping company.  UPS or FedEx will pickup the damaged package.  A replacement item will be sent. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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