Schmidt Apiaries

 Colorado Honey  

How to Substitute Honey for sugar in recipes

You can substitute Honey for equal amounts of sugar in most recipes.  In baked goods, substitute Honey for up to half of the sugar and make the following adjustments: Reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of Honey used; Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of Honey used; Reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit.  

How to Store your Honey 

Store Honey on your kitchen counter or in your pantry.  Storing Honey in the refrigerator accelerates crystallization - the natural process by which liquid Honey becomes solid.  If Honey crystallizes, remove lid and place container in hot water.  Or, microwave one cup of Honey in a microwave-safe container for 2 to 3 minutes or until the crystals dissolve; stir every 30 seconds.   

Granulated Honey 

All pure Honey granulates; some in a week or so and some not for several years.  To liquefy; place the container in hot water (but not boiling) and let stand until completely liquefied.  Repeat process as necessary.  Remember folks, Honey never ever spoils because it is unable to support bacteria.  Honey found in the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs was still edible after thousands of years.  Talk about a great shelf life product.  Nature's finest...     

Welcome to Schmidt Apiaries' Products


Our Local Honey comes from our 600 colonies of bees located throughout El Paso County, Colorado. We have a wide variety of bee produced products that range from Raw Unfiltered Honey in many different sizes, five different kinds of Flavored Honey in 12 oz. Bears, two different flavors of all natural Creamed Honey, nine different kinds of Flavored Honey Sticks (5 - sticks per pack), two different size bottles of Bee Pollen, three different sizes of Bees Wax bars, and sometimes sweet Honey Comb drenched in Honey.  

All Natural Honey 

For thousands of years people have loved Honey.  And it's always been produced in the same way - in one of the most efficient factories in the world, the bee hive.  From fields of alfalfa and clover, fruit orchards and wildflowers, Honey bees collect nectar to create Honey.  It's pure, natural, and wholesome.  Bring some sweetness into your life...




NOTE: Honey should not be fed to infants less than one year of age.  Honey is a safe and wholesome food for older children and adults.



This information can be found at the National Honey Board at;  

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