Bees for Allergies?
We are often asked how we got started with beekeeping. Our journey with bees began largely when we moved to Hunterdon County from Montclair, nearly five years ago. Zach, our youngest child, has asthma and suffered from very bad seasonal allergies, which naturally worsened when we moved to Kingwood Township and its rural surroundings.
We searched for a number of remedies to alleviate his allergic reaction which significantly increased in the Spring and Fall seasons.
We are always cautious about prescribing medicines for our children and often seek out natural treatments whenever possible, and decided to give raw honey a try. We read about the many benefits of local, raw honey and that honey can help prevent allergies through a concept called immunotherapy.
It’s a process that strategically exposes your body to the element you are allergic to, which over time should make you less sensitive to it. In this case, raw honey, named this because it has not been filtered or heated, contains pollen and the body becomes more tolerant of pollen, thus reducing your allergic reaction.
We noticed a huge difference in Zach’s allergies, and at this point, we were making frequent visits to the local beekeepers where we purchased raw honey. This led to our increasing curiosity about beekeeping and as a family, we would spend our weekends immersing ourselves in beekeeping books.
After months of research and coaxing by our local beekeeping friends, we decided to take the plunge and officially start our journey as beekeepers BUT doing it the right way. No pesticides. No additives. Just PURE, RAW HONEY from bees that we value, nurture, and love. Nothing more.
This has been such a wild ride but we don't regret one minute...
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