Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is Stakich, Inc. headquartered?

We are headquartered in Troy, MI.

 

Does Stakich, Inc. have a brick and mortar store?

We do not have a brick and mortar store and sell direct to the public only through our online channels.

 

What is your company mission?

Our mission is to continuously look for ways to offer only the finest products that support a healthy and natural lifestyle. We believe in selling products that we would be proud to eat ourselves and feed to our friends and neighbors. As more people choose to live a healthier lifestyle, we strive to be the provider of ingredients for natural living.

 

What are your customer service hours?

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST. If you are trying to reach us outside of our customer service hours, please send an email to customerservice@stakich.com and we will address your question the following business day. 

 

How is Stakich Raw Honey different from other honey?

Stakich Raw Honey has been produced in Michigan by bees which are kept on unfarmed fields where there are NO pesticides or chemicals used of any kind. Once extracted from the honeycomb, honey is only strained and quickly bottled; there is no other processing used. What makes it unique is that since it is unheated it naturally crystallizes and turns into a nice spread. Also, all the original enzymes, vitamins, carbohydrates and other nutrients, which would otherwise get destroyed by heat, are preserved. At the same time the Raw Honey's natural, delicious flavor is kept intact. Since we do not run it through a filter it also contains a small amount of bee pollen, which enhances its nutritional value.  

 

What are the ingredients in Stakich Raw Honey and Liquid Honey?

The only ingredient in our honey is 100% pure honey, that has been collected by the honeybees in Michigan, USA.

 

What causes variations in the honey?

Since honey is a natural product, no two batches are the exact same. The color, scent and texture of the honey depends on the soil and weather conditions at the time bees collect nectar from the flowers. We are dedicated to keeping the honey as natural as possible to allow our customers to get the most nutitional value from their purchase.  

 

Can I feed honey to my 6 month old?

Honey should not be fed to infants under the age of 1 year old. As with any raw, unprocessed foods, honey is not recommended for infants whose digestive systems are not fully developed, a process that occurs usually in the first year. This is why we do not recommend it for children under 1 year of age. 

 

My honey is crystallizing in the jar.  What do I do?

Honey will naturally crystallize over time, and does not affect a honey’s flavor or health benefits. To re-liquefy your crystalized honey, stand the jar in a container of warm water for approximately 20 minutes. To encourage even heating, stir the honey a few times during the process. We recommend storing your honey at room temperature whenever possible to prevent it from crystallizing, which is caused by colder temperatures.

 

Why does Stakich Raw Honey crystallize?

The crystallization is an attribute of pure and natural honey. Most pure raw honey has a natural tendency to crystallize over time since it is composed of two principal sugars: fructose and glucose. Crystallization does not affect the honey except for color and texture. Some honeys crystallize uniformly; some will be partially crystallized and form two layers, with the crystallized layer on the bottom of the jar and a liquid on top. When the glucose crystallizes, it takes on the form of tiny crystals. As the crystallization progresses and more glucose crystallizes, those crystals spread throughout the honey. The solution changes to a stable saturated form, and ultimately the honey becomes thick or crystallized. 

 

Is your Honey Kosher?

Yes, our Honey that has the Michigan K symbol (as seen below) is Kosher certified and pareve. It is under the supervision of Rabbi Herschel Finman, who is associated with Michigan Kosher Supervisors, OU.

 Stakich Kosher Certified

 

Do any of your products contain gluten or dairy?

No, all of our products are naturally gluten and dairy free. They contain no wheat, barley, rye or oats or their by-products. No gluten containing products are stored or used in our warehouse.

 

Can Fresh Royal Jelly be thawed and then safely refrozen again?

In order to preserve nutritional value and high potency of the Fresh Royal Jelly it needs to be kept frozen. However, it is safe to keep the monthly supply of Fresh Royal Jelly in refrigerator. When you purchase the more economical large container of our Fresh Royal Jelly transfer the amount of Royal Jelly which you plan to use, within a month, into a smaller container and keep it in the refrigerator. Freeze the rest of the Royal Jelly for later use. Then, when you need another monthly supply, just defrost it in the refrigerator for a day or two, transfer again the amount you plan to use within a month into a smaller container and freeze the rest. 

 

What is Beeswax used for?

Our beeswax is filtered and 100% pure! Pure Beeswax has a beautifully sweet smell of honey and is widely used in cosmetic industry as a main ingredient for manufacturing of fine skin creams, body lotions and milk balms. Artists model beeswax into beautiful works of art and craftsmen use it to make soaps and candles. We get this question a lot, so we have dedicated a whole blog post to the different ways that beeswax can be used.  Check it out here: 55 Ways to Use Beeswax

 

What is the difference between Regular Bee Pollen and Spanish Bee Pollen?

Both bee pollens are collected by bees from flowers and trapped by beekeepers. However, the difference between the two is the area where the bee pollen is collected from, the color of the pollen, and the sweetness. Well known as one of the nature's richest foods, Spanish bee pollen is more multi in color and sweeter than the regular bee pollen. Don't worry though, both are as equally nutritious.

 

Why should I take an Herbal Extract?

Herbs are a very high quality food that contain a highly absorbable form of vitamins, minerals and elements that balance the body in a natural and beneficial manner. If you want to greatly improve your health, herbs and herbal supplements can help. Herbs have been around for centuries as a natural means of preventing and curing many types of ailments and diseases. All of our extracts are cold pressed from the highest quality organic herbs into distilled water and pure neutral spirits or an alcohol free base so that every nutrient of each herb is fully extracted and preserved. Please consult with a doctor, or other qualified health care professional before using any herbal extract in place of your prescribed medicine. 

Why does this extract look different from the last one I bought?

The levels of the extract components are affects by the growing conditions of the herb (such as soil, weather, altitude) and factors of the herb itself (such as age of the plant, origin of the seed, and when it was havested.) This all comes to play in the final outcome of each batch of the extract, making each one slightly different.