Honey News: Smuggled Honey & Ultra Filtration

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Smuggled Honey Makes It To American Stores Under Cover Of ‘Ultra-Filtration’

The next time you find yourself in the honey aisle of your grocery store, debating between a pricy premium, artisanal honey and the store-brand nectar contained in a plastic bear, you might want to think twice before choosing based on price. » Read more..

Bee News October 2011

Bee News

Tampa Bay Online: Behind the beehive is a whole ‘nother world

If you’ve ever bought honey from local beekeepers at a produce stand or supermarket, you probably enjoyed a sweet topping for your baked goods or other food.

Oman Tribune: Healing power of honey

If you are trying to soothe a child’s cough or yours, try honey, writes Nicci Micco » Read more..

Easy Honey Butter Recipe

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Have you ever had honey butter in a restaurant? I’ve actually had it a few times at a farm stand I used to go to once upon a time. I don’t live near this farm stand anymore, so I decided to make some at home. The different flavor variations are unlimited, but the basic recipe is pretty simple.  Making honey butter is super easy and fun!

You can also put your honey butter to small canning jars, decorate them and give them away as gifts! » Read more..

Canning & Preserving with Honey

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So it’s farmer’s market season and you’re taking delight in nature’s bounty. Over the summer months you experience wonderful flavors of locally grown strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, blueberries, apples and pears.  Do you ever ponder the possibilities of savoring these juicy treats all the way into the winter months? I have.

A fine way to capture the essence of mother nature’s summer gifts is by canning or other natural preserving methods. The produce you get from a farmer’s market » Read more..

Eco Gardening with Plants that Attract Honey Bees

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Did you know that the honey bee population has suffered a terrible decline over the past several years? The reason for this is because they have lost much of the floral habitat they depend on. Chemical pesticides have also played a role in the decline of bees. If the honey bee disappeared, we would lose much of our world food supply. Without bees, our gardens and farms would suffer and die off because there would be no pollination to further production. » Read more..