About the Mohawk Valley Trading Company
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company (MVTC) offers the highest quality unprocessed natural products they can produce including, but not limited to: maple syrup, maple sugar, honey, raw honey, comb honey, beeswax, beeswax candles, natural skin care products and handmade soap.
MVTC is widely known for their varietal honey which is made primarily from the nectar of a particular type of blossom or flower. To capture the unique character and flavor of the blossom or flower, beekeepers must study botanical bloom and flowering patterns when planning hive placement.
If you are planning to use honey for its health-benefits, it must be raw honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and aromatics.
Comb honey is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive.
Beeswax is another gift from honey bees that has been used by humans since prehistoric times for a multitude of purposes and beeswax candles are one of the oldest sources of artificial light.
100% Pure Beeswax Candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company are hand poured, hand dipped and made with 100% cotton wicks and 100% pure, all natural, unbleached, yellow beeswax produced by their bees in the USA. There are many benefits to choosing beeswax over paraffin candles. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Paraffin candles leave behind black soot from smoke as they are burned. The soot can damage furniture and irritate sensitive people.
Mohawk Valley Trading Company maple syrup comes in glass bottles and is made primarily from sugar maple sap, which is preferred for maple syrup production because it has an average sugar content of two percent. Sap from other maple species is usually lower in sugar content, and about twice as much is needed to produce the same amount of finished syrup.
Maple sugar is made from the controlled crystallization of maple syrup and takes several forms. While maple sugar is hardly a health food it is better than most of the alternatives as it contains more trace minerals (including manganese, zinc and copper) and antioxidants than cane sugar. Cane sugar is refined from sugarcane, a tropical grass. Sugarcane refining includes several chemical processes to remove impurities and to increase the sucrose content. The sugarcane industry has a larger impact on the environment due to fertilizer run off, pesticide applications and refinery emissions.
Natural skin care products and natural handmade soaps from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company are made without petrochemicals, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, synthetic or artificial fragrances, dyes, detergents, preservatives or any other harmful and toxic industrial chemicals, carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, plasticizers, degreasers, surfactants or hormone disruptors.