The idea behind honey treating allergies is similar to that of a person getting allergy shots... When a person eats local honey, they are thought to be ingesting local pollen. Over time, a person may become less sensitive to this pollen. As a result, they may experience fewer seasonal allergy symptoms. But other sources say there is no scientific proof. As someone who definitely has seasonal allergies, I am one to try anything!
ALLERGIES ARE HORRIBLE THIS YEAR!
Here are some local places you can purchase local honey (still open for business but give each a call on how to get your honey and bee pollen):
- Cornerstone Montclair (while supplies last) - Montclair
- GreenGrocer Food Hub - Bloomfield
- The Love of Grub has both Honey and Bee Pollen - Clifton
- Montclair’s Farmer’s Market - Montclair
- Morgan’s Farm - Cedar Grove
- Richfield Farms - Clifton
- Stew Leonard's Wines - Clifton
- Zach and Zoe - Montclair
Did you ever know about consuming bee pollen for allergy prevention? The Love of Grub filled us in on how they capture it: "It’s captured by little bristles set at the entrance of the hive. The bristles knock the pollen off their legs. It’s then jarred up for consumption."