I have always thought that raw honey was expensive.
And though I understand the reason for the cost, it was something that I was always aware of.
The price did not prevent me from purchasing the honey because I know that honey has some great health benefits. It is an antibacterial agent, it’s rich in antioxidants, may improve heart health, may help with the symptoms of a cold, and so much more. So, of course, it is beneficial to purchase honey just for the benefits alone. Even though I believe the raw honey that I purchase from the farmer’s market is expensive, there is another honey on the market that is three times or more expensive than the honey that I buy on a regular basis. This honey comes from another country, and it has higher levels of antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties than the local honey that I buy. Plus, this honey is rare and accounts for 1% of the honey produced each year. Additionally, it can only be found in this one area of the world. Also, the honey is very difficult to harvest because there is only a 2 to 6 week window where the plant that it is harvested from blooms. So, with all these benefits as well as difficulty in producing this honey, it makes sense that it is the most expensive honey on the market. Personally, I won’t be purchasing that honey any time soon, but I will spend the extra money to purchase raw locally grown honey at my neighborhood farmer’s market.