Flight 93 Honey
To help cultivate the living memorial landscape that honors the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 every day, the Friends of Flight 93 have partnered with Powdermill Nature Reserve in setting up and maintaining 8 beehives at Flight 93 National Memorial. These 8 hives are home to over 500,000 bees! Honeybees must gather nectar from TWO MILLION FLOWERS to make ONE POUND of honey. Flight 93 National Memorial has more than 75 identified species of wildflowers on site to keep our bees busy!
Your purchase of raw honey is taken from Flight 93’s eight hives and placed directly into the jar. Limited supply, grab your jar before it's gone!
Raw honey may crystallize after a few months of storage.
This means that the honey gets a grainy or sugar-like texture. Crystallized honey is safe to eat and has the same taste. It is actually less messy as the honey has a spreadable consistency.
To make the honey liquid again, use a gentle heating technique:
- Boil a pot of water and remove it from the heat.
- Place the container of honey in the hot water. Do not allow the water to reach the top of the honey container to avoid contaminating it.
- Remove the container of honey after a few minutes. If it is still solid or crystallized, repeat the process.
Do not microwave raw honey or put it directly in boiling water or on a hot stove top, as this may destroy some of its nutrients. Raw honey may contain nutrients that regular honey does not. This means raw honey could potentially offer more, or more powerful, health benefits. Raw honey may contain extra elements, such as bee pollen and bee propolis, which can offer additional antioxidant and antibacterial properties.