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Kempner Farm

Michael Zambrano started his first beehive in Killeen, Texas and started selling his wares off of the corner of Stagecoach and Trimmier in March of 2011.  Michael Started experimenting with beeswax candles, furniture polish, lip balms, and then grew to all natural hand crafted cold process soaps.  Our products are in stores throughout Central Texas.

When purchasing our products at our farm or the many stores, farmers markets, road side stands that carry our products you are helping a little girl get dancing lessons, not the C.E.O. of a big company get his 3rd holiday home!  ~Support local~

Without local farms and bees there would be no food! Practice organic for if the Honey bee dies out, we will perish within 4-6 years. We can not replicate what the honey bee does.

Why Local Raw Honey?

Honey is much more than just a sweetener. It has been used for centuries for healing and rejuvenation. Most of the honey sold in stores has been heated and pasteurized. This processing destroys many of the enzymes and beneficial compounds that make raw honey so nutritious. Regular honey often looks clear and syrupy. Raw honey has not been treated with heat; it is often more buttery, solid and opaque than pasteurized honey and often contains "cappings," or small pieces of beeswax. It is completely left in its natural state and therefore contains pollen, enzymes, antioxidants and many other beneficial compounds that researchers are just beginning to learn about. Be sure not to give any honey, either raw or treated, to a child under the age of 12 months.

Some research supports the theory that local honey-- obtained as close as possible to where you live--may help build an immunity to some seasonal allergies. There is not much research to support this idea, yet many people claim that using honey in this way provides allergy relief. Allergies are triggered by continuous exposure to the same allergen over time. Even if a particular plant is not allergenic initially, it can potentially become very allergenic if you spend much time in the same environment as the plant. Honey made by bees in the vicinity of the allergenic plant will contain tiny amounts of pollen from that plant. This honey will act as a sort of vaccine if taken in small amounts--a few teaspoons per day--for several months, and can provide relief from seasonal pollen-related allergies.

Note, however, that MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, warns against the consumption of raw honey because, like other raw foods, it may be a potential source of food poisoning. to children under 1 year of age.

What Are The Benefits Of Local Raw Honey?

Contains Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

Honey is also rich in powerful antioxidants and cancer-fighting phytonutrients, which can be found in the propolis, or "honey glue" that the bees use to sterilize the beehive. Raw honey contains some of these compounds while pasteurized honey does not.

Used as an Digestive Aid

In its natural, raw state, honey contains many enzymes that can help some people digest food more easily so it may also help treat diarrhea and Ulcers.

Packed with Vitamins and Minerals

The nutrient content of raw honey varies, but a single ounce serving contains very small amounts of folate, vitamins B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Minerals including Iodine, Copper, Calcium, iron, magnesium, Zinc, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, sodium and Manganese can also be found in raw honey in small amounts.

Used as a Topical Salve

Honey can be used as medicine. It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. For this reason it can be applied topically to treat burns, cuts and scraped as studies have found. You can even put honey in your eye to treat pink eye!

Used as a Cough Suppressant

Honey has also been found to be especially useful in treating upper respiratory infections. In our experience we have found that a small dose of buckwheat honey was more effective than an over-the-counter cough treatment for children.

Contains Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

Honey is also rich in powerful antioxidants and cancer-fighting phytonutrients, which can be found in the propolis, or "honey glue" that the bees use to sterilize the beehive. Raw honey contains some of these compounds while pasteurized honey does not.

Used as an Digestive Aid

In its natural, raw state, honey contains many enzymes that can help some people digest food more easily so it may also help treat diarrhea and Ulcers.

Packed with Vitamins and Minerals

The nutrient content of raw honey varies, but a single ounce serving contains very small amounts of folate, vitamins B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Minerals including Iodine, Copper, Calcium, iron, magnesium, Zinc, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, sodium and Manganese can also be found in raw honey in small amounts.

Used as a Topical Salve

Honey can be used as medicine. It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. For this reason it can be applied topically to treat burns, cuts and scraped as studies have found. You can even put honey in your eye to treat pink eye!

Used as a Cough Suppressant

Honey has also been found to be especially useful in treating upper respiratory infections. In our experience we have found that a small dose of buckwheat honey was more effective than an over-the-counter cough treatment for children.

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