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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..

Tupelo Honey – Apiary News

Tupelo Honey

There is a tangible excitement in the air as the honeybees are loaded on sleeping bear farms trucks for their annual trip to the Tupelo river bottoms of the Florida panhandle.  The beekeeper arrives at dawn to load the honeybees on the truck before the day’s first flight. We wait until the Tupelo starts to bloom before the exodus begins so the bees are in the midst of millions of blooms on the river bottoms and direct all their energy into harvesting this one special nectar. Bees will gather nectar from the nearest source with the highest sugar concentration and timing is crucial to get the purest Tupelo possible with…

Read the rest of this story at  Sleeping Bear Farms.