Read some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions about Red Belly Honey, the only natural CBD honey infused by bees, not humans.
|How often should I eat Red Belly Honey?
You can eat Red Belly Honey as often as you eat any other raw honey.
|How should I eat 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 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.
|The honey in my snap packs is solid and it won't come out. What should I do?
Sometimes Red Belly Honey can stiffen during the crystallization process, especially during winter months. No worries—as crystalized honey becomes viscous again once brought up to the optimal temperature range. Learn how to revive your snap packs here.
|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 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 a Certificate of Analysis (COA) important?
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 the quality of hemp products. You can view all our lab results here.
|Aren’t you exploiting bees by taking their honey?
No. Our hives are healthy which means they have a surplus of honey and beeswax—more than they need to maintain the colony. According to apiary experts, bees perform at a high level as long as the conditions are good. They can modify their work, such as choosing to eat our patented hemp and nectar blend, but they cannot decrease or increase output so there’s no pressure.
|I bought two jars of honey and one has a few crystals while the other doesn’t. What gives?
The formation of crystals is a natural characteristic of raw honey. In fact, it’s actually a sign of quality, meaning the honey hasn’t been pasteurized, "stretched" or diluted with additives. The speed of crystallization depends on a variety of factors, such as temperature, the presence of pollen, and the types of plants the bees forage on for nectar. Chances are, the crystals in one jar might simply have a minuscule amount more of pollen or the bees foraged on more of one flower over another. Lower temperatures also speed crystallization so don't refrigerate.