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About Local: Crooked Hills Honey

  Crooked Hills Farm is located just north of Sharbot Lake. Mark Saunders, his wife Jennifer, and their three children have lived on the farm since 1990, and have kept bees since 1998. Their approximately 120 hives are spread out over four locations near Sharbot Lake and Maberly. "We intentionally locate our apiaries in areas where the bees have natural and healthy nectar sources." says Mark. "Our bees forage on sweet clover which we grow on the farm, and wild nectar sources like milkweed, basswood, and goldenrod, which occur in abundance near the apiaries." Mark and Jennifer are especially proud of their creamed honey, which they have been producing for the past few years. "We produce all our own honey,"...

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Myths and Misconceptions About NHPs

November 2 to 8, 2015 is NHP Week, an annual celebration of the health and happiness that millions of Canadians receive from natural health products (NHPs). This year, the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) commissioned a national survey on popular natural health claims to see if Canadians can distinguish fact from fiction. They asked 1,500 Canadians from coast to coast 15 true-or-false questions to test their knowledge, with surprising results! ______________________________________________________________________________ The Buzz about Honey Statement1: Honey has antibacterial properties: True Did you know that honey is the only edible substance on Earth that never expires? This wonder of nature boasts many benefits and Canadians are definitely curious. Our survey found that 84 per cent of Canadians knew that honey...

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