We know there’s CBD in our honey—but we didn’t put it in there, the bees did.
Red Belly Honey is the world’s only 100% raw, full-spectrum CBD honey naturally infused with CBD by bees, not humans. These bees freely pollinate and gather food from plants and flowers but they also eat a patented blend of hemp nectar to produce this one-of-a-kind honey. Studies show hemp extracts save the lives of bees exposed to pesticides—boosting bee populations and protecting biodiversity.
Certified Glyphosate Residue Free, Red Belly Honey is free from any pesticide or herbicide residue and the process is bee-friendly, supporting healthy hives. It’s unique in that the CBD is naturally infused into the honey by the bees themselves, resulting in a single-ingredient product rich in beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes, and free of any artificial emulsifiers or stabilizers. This unique patented process renders the CBD oils water soluble—making it a great mixer for your favorite beverage. “We know there’s CBD in our honey,” says founder Joline Rivera, “but we didn’t put it there–the bees did.”
Red Belly Honey is the only CBD honey in the world that’s infused with CBD by bees, not humans.
CBD Honey FAQs
What is CBD?
According to the CDC, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in hemp. CBD is not impairing, meaning it does not cause a “high.”
CBD can be derived from hemp or from non-hemp plants. Hemp is defined as any part of the cannabis sativa plant with no more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)..
How should I take Red Belly Honey?
Honey is a naturally sweet food, you can enjoy it by itself, or mixed in to your favorite food or beverage.
What makes the color of your CBD honey so different from other types?
The distinct ruby-tinged hue comes from our patented hemp and nectar blend that we offer the bees as a supplement to their foraging. When the bees eat this proprietary combination, they’re essentially mixing it with their belly enzymes and passing on the color.
Can I add Red Belly Honey to drinks?
Yes. Because our honey is water-soluble, it dissolves and will not float on the surface of drinks or cling to the glass-like hemp oil. Stir our honey into water for a refreshing beverage and to sweeten a smoothie or cocktail.
Can I cook with Red Belly Honey?
Red Belly Honey retains its beneficial compounds and remains stable up to 302 F for up to an hour should you decide to heat it directly. Feel free to bake with the honey. It’s also delicious brushed on grilled chicken and fish or drizzled over fried chicken and biscuits right out of the oven. To balance the acidity of lemon or vinegar in a dressing, whisk in a little honey.
Are bees harmed to make your CBD honey?
No. If bees eat harmful substances, such as pesticides, they eventually perish. Like responsible beekeepers, we keep our bees healthy. For example, we set aside their high-protein pollen loaves to serve them during colder months when nature is not flowering. Additionally, our hives divide to create another colony, an activity known as “swarming” which is a sign of healthy production.
Do your bees get high off of the hemp and nectar blend you feed them?
No. Bees do not have a system that processes the compounds in hemp that cause a psychoactive effect like in humans, dogs and other mammals.
Can Red Belly Honey make me high?
No; it does not contain enough of the psychoactive compound to cause such a result, according to laboratory tests shown in our Certificate of Analysis (COA).
Is it important that CBD honey is lab tested?
Yes. A COA is a document from an accredited laboratory that shows the quantity of various compounds in a hemp product. It protects you as a consumer, ensuring you are purchasing the beneficial compounds in hemp. You can download the COA for Red Belly Honey here.