Horse Treats 1# Honey Horse Treats 2# Honey Horse Treats 10# Honey

Ingredients:
High fiber wheat bran*, high protein wheat flour*, barley, steel cut oats*, light and sweet molasses, honey, golden brown sugar, organic milled flax seed*, canola oil.

*: GMO free and from a local supplier (within 100 miles)

Note: We only use a light amber Grade A honey made in the USA.

Q: Why honey you ask?
A: It started by trying to add some Vitamins and Antioxidants in a natural way. After a few months of research we have decided to use honey instead of corn syrup.

Benefits of Honey:
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, realized honey's healing powers in the 1st century BC and prescribed it regularly to his patients for such conditions as skin disorders, sores, ulcers, respiratory ailments and fever. The physicians of Rome, prescribed honey to their patients who had trouble sleeping and even today, we might have a glass of warm milk sweetened with honey to help ensure a restful night.

Not only is honey a delicious natural sweetener, it is a Nutritional Powerhouse. It contains many Vitamins, including an important antioxidant called pinocembrin. It also contains a full compliment of Minerals, which are more important then ever due to the depletion in the soil. Nowadays, many grains are fortified with synthetic nutrients; however, the body can better utilize nutrients from whole foods than isolated nutrients. Honey is also a carbohydrate and a source of energy for horses. The University of Memphis Exercise and Sports Nutritional Lab found honey to benefit muscles.

Honey's Powerful Infection Fighters

Perhaps one of the most ancient uses of honey as a healing agent (as early as 2,500 BC) was for wounds, burns and cuts. As recently as the First World War, honey was being mixed with cod liver oil to dress wounds on the battlefield. It continues to be used by medical professionals in many Eastern European countries to dress wounds today. Honey forms a barrier to help prevent further infection of wounds and burns.

Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast and molds. Many properties of honey contribute to its anti-microbial function. Its high sugar content robs micro-organisms of the water necessary for their growth. Honey's low protein content and high acidity restrict bacterial growth by limiting the amount of nitrogen available. The antioxidants found in honey also aid this function.

Antioxidant Power for Supporting Good Health

Honey contains several compounds that help to eliminate the free radicals in our bodies that contribute to many serious diseases. Such compounds are called "antioxidants". In fact, one unique antioxidant called "pinocembrin" is only found in honey. So simply putting honey on your oatmeal or enjoying a cup of green tea sweetened with a spoonful of honey, will help your body protect itself from disease.

Enjoy some of our Bee pictures

Honey comb
Greg is just harvesting some of the fresh "organic" honey out of the frame. This honey is very very sweet and is mostly from Elderberries and sweet melons.
Bee-hive
This Bee-hive is one of many located on our farm. As you can see above, a hive consists of many frames.
Ready to open lid on Hive
Greg is approching the bee hive with his smoke can and his protective mask. The smoke is keeping the bee's calm. We are about to open the hive.
Open lid on Hive
He is now opening the lid of the hive, ready to take out a frame so we can taste the honey. hmmmmm.....
Inside the Hive
Now take a look at this! The picture is of high resolution. You can really zoom in to see the work of the honey bees (a.k.a. worker bee's).