The answer to why we all should eat honey only made in Connecticut (and more precisely, honey that's made in the state we live in) is quite simple: it's better for our health, builds our immune system, and helps fight allergies.

Live in New York then find that local honey. Same if you call Massachusetts home.

Eating honey made from your surroundings means that you're getting the natural native allergens. So when we eat this honey, we're ingesting pollen from our environment.

According to, this means we could become less sensitive to our surrounding elements, which truly helps fight sickness and allergies. Better sleep and an immune system boost are all part of eating local honey due to its hyperlocal, powerful antioxidants made from the plants and vegetation you're around and breathing in every day.

Whether you just want to partake all year round or eat that spoonful of honey during your spring or fall allergies, the buildup over time is what keeps our defenses for cold and flu season, as well as allergies, in check.

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According to the Farmer's Almanac, our local bees make local honey, which means the pollen they collect and bring back to their hive comes from our very own state plants. This really goes with every single state as well.

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According to Tom's Maine Honey, it's a win-win.

In addition to potentially fighting allergies, one of the great benefits of local honey is that it’s unprocessed and pure. The stuff you find in the grocery stores is often filtered, a process that removes the trace amounts of pollen it might contain. The purer the honey, the stronger its medicinal benefits, like potential anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


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