Mendocino Queen Honey Company offers their Willits made product with these words:
Mendocino Queen is committed to sustainable apiculture. We do not treat our hives with pesticides and we are breeding our queen bees in order to help the bees select their own way out of their present dependency on chemical treatments. Our honey is always raw and the flavor reflects the diverse array of flora in the Willits valley.I wonder if they really have a solution to the mysterious hive collapse problems we hear about across the country. I'm always pleased to see so many honey bees on the flowers in my garden, so maybe I'm contributing to this local enterprise. In winter, they enjoy the rosemary blooms; in spring, the Lamb's Ear; in summer, the oregano and thyme flowers; and in autumn, the Chaste Tree flowers.