Shawangunk Valley Apiaries, LLC

Local Honey, Queens, and Bees

 

NATURE'S
SWEETENER

Specializing in pure, unpasteurized local honey.

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Sweeten Your Day
Unlike nutrient-void processed sugar and chemical-spiked artificial sweeteners, honey does your body good while it takes the edge off your tea. For starters, the antioxidant-rich elixir protects your heart, and despite packing more calories than sugar (21 per teaspoon versus 16), it's unlikely to expand your waistline: A recent study found that overweight or obese patients who received a 2.5-ounce dose of honey every day for a month lowered both their total and LDL cholesterol, while they maintained or even lost weight. Preliminary research even suggests that honey may improve memory and reduce anxiety.
About Our Honey Farms
I started my honey farm in 2012 with two hives and have slowly grown into a small local business. I have experience with splitting and increasing hives, collecting honey, raising queens, performing cut-outs (removing bees from a dwelling) and other bee-related activities. What started out as a part-time hobby has grown into a passion and I look forward to continued expansion over the coming years.
Health Benefits

The medicinal benefits of honey, pollen  and beeswax have been recognized since the time of the Pyramids.

Local honey can provide relief from seasonable allergies. Consider that the bees are collecting nectar from the very plants that are making you sneeze and sniffle, and so with honey you can ingest minute amounts of the very allergen that is troubling you.

A tablespoon of local honey each day can relieve the symptoms of pollen related allergies. Begin one month before your allergy problems generally start by eating one teaspoon of honey each day and continue until allergy season is over. 

You want to be sure to use honey that has not been heat-treated as this can damage or reduce the pollen in the honey. 



 

About Jeremy Kosteczko

I am a local resident who was born and raised in Pine Bush, New York. I graduated from Pine Bush High School in 2002 and obtained my Bachelor's in Environmental Geology at SUNY New Paltz. My family has a long history in farming as my grandparents owned a dairy farm and my wife's family owned a local apple orchard. We recently married September 2015 and have two young boys together. We look forward to expanding our business together and helping local enthusiasts with all of their beekeeping and honey needs.