We are often asked how we got started with beekeeping. Our journey with bees began largely when we moved to Hunterdon County from Montclair, nearly five years ago. Zach, our youngest child, has asthma and suffered from very bad seasonal allergies, which naturally worsened when we moved to Kingwood Township and its rural surroundings.
We searched for a number of remedies to alleviate his allergic reaction which significantly increased in the Spring and Fall seasons.
We are always cautious about prescribing medicines for our children and often seek out natural treatments whenever possible and decided to give raw honey a try. We read about the many benefits of local, raw honey and that honey can help prevent allergies through a concept called immunotherapy.