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Barton Creek Honey - RAW Honey - local, pure, strained, unfiltered, unpasteurized - buy by the pound - comes in 16oz squeeze bottles

by Barton Creek Honey
Austin, TX

Buy Barton Creek Honey by the pound. Each pound comes in it's own 16oz squeeze bottle (as pictured left). 

Liquid honey from the Central Texas regions of the Edwards Plateau and Blackland Prairie rich with Honey Mesquite shrub and Texas wildflowers.

Who we are

Pamela and Steve Yeamans are the owners of Barton Creek Honey Company which specializes in selling local varietal honey. Pamela trained as a honey judge at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), managed the Texas Beekeepers Honey Show, and is a Master Beekeeper.

Why we do not filter our honey:

We strain our honey to remove large debris but do not fine filter our liquid honey. Honey for grocery stores is filtered and pasteurized to remove sugar crystals, air bubbles, particles of beeswax and pollen. This process gives the honey a longer shelf-life without granulation with the result of preserving the appearance for consumer appeal.  However, the filtering and pasteurizing process changes the honey’s composition and degrades the quality. It can completely neutralize honey’s beneficial enzymes and relegates honey into a household sweetener. We do not filter and pasteurize our honey, which allows you to enjoy honey's natural health benefits.

Real Texas Honey

Our honey comes from the lands around Barton Creek as it feeds the Colorado River that flows through the Texas Hill Country. The creek passes through scenic areas in Greater Austin, surrounded by a greenbelt of protected lands that serves as a habitat for flora and fauna. The creek is fed by Barton Springs. One of our apiaries is located next to the Nature Conservancy’s 4000 acre Barton Creek Preserve. The fertile dark clay soils of the Blackland Prairies are some of the richest soils in the world. They are found in gently rolling to nearly level land east of Austin. This region truly represents some of the rarest landscapes in Texas!

When you purchase Barton Creek Honey, you are supporting America's pollinators and the United States food supply by buying 100% Real Texas Honey straight from the source. 

Health benefits of raw honey

Weight issues: One of the amino acids in bee pollen (phenylalanine) is thought to suppress appetite by acting on the region of the hypothalamus of the brain that is believed to control a person's appetite for food.

Reproductive and Sexual Function: Hormonal materials from pollen stimulate males and female sex organs and may explain improved sexual function in men and increased fertility in women.

Depression: pollen, administered alongside anti-depressants, enables the reduction in drug dosage and improves the overall condition of depressed people within a short period.

Detoxification: Documented studies show the powerful detoxifying action of pollen. When pollen is consumed with toxic substances, it protects liver cells from their harmful effect, which suggests pollen is able to prevent toxification.

Pollen: Bee pollen is a nutrient dense food, contains all 22 amino acids humans need to survive, and is high in the building blocks for collagen. Bee pollen, which you'll find in Barton Creek Honey, is absorbed by the body and tolerance to pollen allergies develops over time. Local, raw and unfiltered honey has traditionally been used to combat allergies. Recent studies in Great Britain have shown that eating raw honey from anywhere helps even more.

How should honey be stored?   Honey should be stored in glass, stainless steel or food grade plastic containers. It has been shown that honey will absorb particles from copper, tin, iron, aluminum, galvanized metal and some plastics. If the honey is to be used in a normal amount of time, room temperature is okay. If it is to be kept for some time, a dark place like a cupboard is good as honey deteriorates when exposed to light for extended periods. For customers that buy large amounts and want to store some of it for an extended period but want it to remain as good as possible, we suggest putting it in the freezer. If kept in the freezer, it will not granulate or deteriorate. The optimum temperature for granulation is 57ºF. As temperatures increase or decrease from this point, the tendency lessens. Honey will not granulate either at or below 30ºF or at or above 95ºF. However, honey stored for long periods at 95ºF or above will deteriorate.