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It’s an old story that sweeteners can be bad for our health if we use them excessively, but the question is which one is better for our health – sugar or honey – considering that at the end of the day we’ll still use one of them. While the effect of honey is similar to […]Read more »
Beekeepers have so much knowledge and experience when it comes to honeybee behaviors, biodiversity, and weather impact on bees, and they’re often very passionate about sharing their knowledge with others. If you’re a beekeeper at the market, you want to make sure your booth will attract and keep customers’ attention so you can increase your sales, share information, and keep customers engaged. Read on for 4 suggestions to improve your booth at farmers’ markets.Read more »
Sometimes it feels like you need to be a lawyer or a chemist to make a simple trip to the grocery store. Wouldn’t it be nice if food was just food and we could read a label and take it at face value? But unfortunately that is not the case. In recent years many […]Read more »
Uncapping our honey harvest is probably the most satisfying job on our farm. Watching that luxurious curl of wax that slices off the frame and rolls away revealing the smooth golden honey is one of life’s great pleasures. There are several ways to uncap your honey frame. Whichever you choose, the end goal is […]Read more »
One of the most important decisions that a beekeeper who wants to sell their honey harvest is what to place on their honey label. Appealing to a consumer and stand out from other honey products, the label needs to capture someones attention. Plus, there is limited space to convey your honey benefits to a consumer. […]Read more »
What does a beekeeper do in February? Renovate your equipment!! Thinking of my beehives bursting with loads of bees and honey puts me in the mood to go through and inspect all my honeybee equipment and replace and/or renovate. I want to have all my equipment ready to go at a moment’s notice when the […]Read more »
Winter is the time that I make use of all my beeswax that I have collected from the hives in the summer. I have melted and cleaned it right after harvesting in August and it is ready to be made into something creative and useful. To see how I clean the raw beeswax, go to […]Read more »
Any honey harvest is an exciting time, but our first is something I won’t likely forget! We’d been waiting and tending to our bees for almost 2 years…hoping, wondering and (frankly) worrying. But that first taste of golden nectar made it all worth it. Since our first harvest quite a few years ago, we’ve […]Read more »
Let me tell you, if you’re not cooking with cast iron you’re missing out! For years I was intrigued by cast iron but the care and “seasoning” process intimidated me. It seemed weird and unsanitary that you didn’t use soap to clean it. It also seemed like a pain in the neck to have to […]Read more »