While CBD has many passionate supporters, these products have not been evaluated by the FDA for safety or efficacy. For that reason, we do not make any health claims. All products contain less than .3% THC.


What is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the phytocannabinoids associated with the plant genus Cannabis.  As a cannabinoid, CBD is highly reactive with the endocannabinoid system, a network of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the human body. The endocannabinoid system is involved in effecting appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.


What does it mean to call honey "raw?"

Raw honey is simply honey that has not been filtered of its pollen content and has not been pasteurized.  Overheating can adversely impact the enzymes found in the honey, ultimately effecting its nutritional value.  If honey is filtered with too fine of a filter, it can be stripped of its pollen content.  Pollen has an abundance of proteins, amino acids, and vitamins and is one of the greatest contributors to the nutritional value of honey. The best way to make sure you are maximizing the nutritional value honey is to consume it raw.  


How can honey have different flavors?

One of the best ways to think of honey is to think of it as dehydrated flower nectar.  While this can be a bit reductive, it perfectly illustrates how honey can vary from jar to jar.  Think of a jar of Apis Mercantile orange blossom honey and imagine the orange grove in Florida from which it came.  Spanning hundreds of acres of land is a densely packed and abundant nectar source for the hives moved to the farmer's land to aid in pollinating the crops.  While bees are capable of flying as far as six miles, most foraging worker bees will stay closer to home only venturing about one to two miles.  When the bees are limited to a single nectar source, in this case, orange blossoms, the honey that is produced is distinct and unique to that floral source.  Honey that is primarily composed of a single nectar source is often called single-varietal honey or mono-floral honey.  Honey that is made of a wide variety of nectar sources is called wildflower honey.  Wildflower honey will taste different throughout the year based on what is in bloom and the whimsy of the foraging worker bees.


Will CBD-infused honey make me feel high?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis.  The effects of CBD are non-psychoactive and will not leave you feeling high.  The CBD used in Apis Mercantile products is lab-tested to ensure product efficacy and quality standards.


What did the Farm Bill do for industrial hemp?

On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law. Section 7606 of the act, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, defines industrial hemp as being distinct from marijuana.


What is industrial hemp and how is it defined in the Farm Bill?

Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, genetically distinct varieties of the plant Cannabis sativa. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug. Section 7606 of the Farm Bill defines industrial hemp as "the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis."


Where does Apis Mercantile CBD come from?

Apis Mercantile sources its CBD from a licensed extractor in Colorado that has a large facility with state of the art equipment and numerous lab and extraction certifications. We offer a variety of products, made with either a CO2 extracted full-spectrum CBD oil or a crystalline CBD isolate.  The CBD is derive from Colorado-grown industrial hemp.


Where is the hemp?

Our CBD is made from Colorado-grown industrial hemp, as defined by the Farm Bill signed into law by President Obama on February 7, 2014.  The CBD in Apis Mercantile products is manufactured to the highest industry standards and undergoes multiple tests to ensure potency and safety for maximum product efficacy.  

Apis Mercantile takes pride in manufacturing quality products that are compliant with the highest food-manufacturing standards.