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About royalhawaiianhoney

Rebeca Krones, Owner, Tropical Traders Specialty Foods My love of food began while growing up in Costa Rica and the rainforest of Peru, where I was exposed to many varieties of exotic fruits, vegetables and cuisine. My dad, Michael Krones, was a beekeeper back then and still is. When I was 16 my family and I spent two years living and sailing on a boat, and I was the designated cook as we traveled from San Francisco, CA, down the coast of Mexico and eventually to the Hawaiian Islands. This experience taught me a lot about sourcing local foods and ingredients. After earning a degree in Art History from Oberlin College in Ohio, I worked at several fine arts museums and galleries before returning to my love of food while working at Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, CA. I founded Tropical Traders with the intention of introducing the incredible honeys my dad produces to other people. My unique life experiences have made this possible. Aloha!

Royal Hawaiian Honey – Principles

1. Eat raw and un-processed sweeteners. Honey that is raw and un-processed will begin to solidify into tiny crystals, especially when it’s cold. This is a completely natural process, and indicative of the fact that it was not ultra-heated or … Continue reading

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Honey in the Hot Seat

A new year brings many new opportunities and in the food sphere, 2018 may be known as the year for transparency and authenticity. Americans have become increasingly interested in and concerned with how their food is made and where it … Continue reading

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Women in Business Spotlight: Rebeca Krones

Highlighting green businesses around the nation Tropical Traders Specialty Foods is a family-based business that produces raw, certified-organic honey under two brands: Royal Hawaiian Honey and Bee Well Honey. The business was founded more than 10 years ago, spans three … Continue reading

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What is Raw Honey?

Honey is the sweet substance we all know made by honeybees. Bees collect nectar from flowers, mix it with unique enzymes, deposit it into honeycomb and let it “ripen” until it contains only about 18% moisture. It is essentially highly … Continue reading

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