AU-Bees Honey & Sales

Auburn Bee Lab Honey

Rack of Honey Bees

Our Auburn bees and beekeepers do excellent work, which means we take a lot of pride in our product. Learn all about our AU-Bees Honey and its distinct quality.

Honey & T-shirt Sales

Due to overwhelming demand our AU Honey is sold out! Thank you to everyone who supported us this year! Bee on the lookout on social media for updates.

Extracting & Bottling

Interior of AU Bees Lab extraction facility

This honey was extracted and bottled on campus at Auburn University’s Bee Laboratory using a 20 frame radial extractor, 18 gauge #4 polished stainless steel bottling tanks, and stainless steel coarse (1000 micron) and fine (500 micron) filters. It’s as real as you can get!

Nutrition

Honey Nutrition Label

Granulation

Two bottles of granulated honey
Most honeys are supersaturated liquids, meaning they contain more sugar than what can normally be dissolved by water at room temperature. As time passes, one key sugar of honey – glucose – forms solid granules, or crystals. Granulation time is influenced by many things, including nectar source and honey bottling procedures.

In most cases, granulated honey is perfectly fine to consume. When left over an extended period of time, only the topmost water layer of granulated honey is susceptible to spoilage since it may consist of more than 18.6% water. Granulated honey can be reliquified by applying a slow, gentle heat, for example by using a hot water bath.

But, granulated honey can be eaten just as it is. In fact, granulation is considered by some to be an indicator of pure honey! So, eat up!

Botulism Warning

Botulism is a rare, yet serious, illness caused by a toxin produced by some bacteria. Spores of the bacteria can be found in many places, like soil and dust. Because honey can contain bacteria that cause infant botulism, please do not feed it to children younger than 12 months.

For reasons still not well known, individuals older than 12 months are NOT vulnerable to bacteria spore germination and subsequent toxin production. For more information, visit the CDC.

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Contact

Geoffrey Williams
Assistant Professor
301 Funchess Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-5068

Bee Lab Yard

This honey was produced by colonies maintained on campus at the Auburn University Bee Lab’s home yard.

AU Bees colonies in lab yard

Moisture Content

The moisture content of this honey was 17.5% when bottled on July 23, 2020.

Personnel Log

  • Colony management: Suleyman Alparslan, Christian Baker, Selina Bruckner, Adler Salem
  • Honey extraction: Adler Salem, Clint Wall
  • Honey bottling: Adler Salem, Clint Wall

Jones Bee Yard

Jones Honey was produced by colonies maintained by Raleigh and Jane Jones. They were among the first local supporters of the Bees.

Bee colonies at Jones Honey

Moisture Content

The moisture content of this honey was 17.5% when bottled on July 23, 2020.

Personnel Log

  • Colony management: Suleyman Alparslan, Christian Baker, Selina Bruckner, Adler Salem
  • Honey extraction: Adler Salem, Clint Wall
  • Honey bottling: Adler Salem, Clint Wall

Mary Olive Thomas Bee Yard

Mary Olive Thomas (MOT) honey was produced by colonies maintained at their Demonstration Forest, a 400 acre outdoor classroom just south of Auburn, AL.

Bee colonies at Mary Olive Thomas Honey

Moisture Content

The moisture content of this honey was 17.5% when bottled on July 23, 2020.

Personnel Log

  • Colony management: Suleyman Alparslan, Christian Baker, Selina Bruckner, Adler Salem
  • Honey extraction: Adler Salem, Clint Wall
  • Honey bottling: Adler Salem, Clint Wall

Local Auburn Honey

This honey was produced by colonies maintained on campus at the Auburn University Bee Lab’s home yard.

AU Bees colonies in lab yard

Moisture Content

The moisture content of this honey was 17.5% when bottled on July 23, 2020.

Personnel Log

  • Colony management: Suleyman Alparslan, Christian Baker, Selina Bruckner, Adler Salem
  • Honey extraction: Adler Salem, Clint Wall
  • Honey bottling: Adler Salem, Clint Wall