Category Archives: 92 Honey

Fireweed: a lovely plant, a delicious honey

“Fireweed, what is it?” I get asked this question quite often at my booth at the Ballard Farmers Market in Seattle. Usually when someone is holding one of the two raw fireweed honeys we have on the table: A fireweed/snowberry … Continue reading

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Close Hives : Different Honeys

I am labeling honey to take to the Seattle’s Ballard Farmers Market, where I have a booth every Sunday 10-3. When I got to the fabulous honey from my friend Mark at Northwest Queens, in Arlington, Washington, I realized I … Continue reading

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Beeswax Chews (or the Big Bits Floating On Top Of Honey)

I started selling “beeswax chews” at Seattle’s Ballard Farmers’ Market.   After explaining what they were to customers, I thought – “hey, a new blog topic”. Now “Beeswax Chews” are what I’ve always called the big bits of wax that float … Continue reading

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Honey Foam : the White Stuff on Top

Honey foam may be one of the most surprising things about the appearance of raw honey.   It is often greeted with the words: “What’s that white stuff on top?” Regardless of the raw honey’s form, runny or crystallized, it may … Continue reading

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How Much Honey Per Hive?

How much honey per hive in western Washington state. General information, factors that affect harvest, amounts from 2014 harvest. Continue reading

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Extracting Honey : Fall 2013

Extracting honey at Brookfield Farm: the room, the gear, the tedium. Continue reading

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Recipes for Infused Raw Honeys

I am very happy to say that our lavender raw infused honey and raw honey infused organic apple cider vinegars are in a wonderful new market : 21 Acres , in Bothell, Washington. 21 Acres is the kind of place … Continue reading

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Extracting Honey At Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey

Honey extraction at Brookfield Farm in the fall of 2012 Continue reading

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Taxing Sugar – including honey – to keep us safe?

Discussion of the Nature magazine February 2012 comment/article : “The Toxic Truth About Sugar”. Affects of sugar on health with taxation as a solution. Remember: honey is a combination of sugars. Continue reading

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USDA Organic Honey – What Does It Mean?

USDA Certified Organic Honey: what it really means. Includes the lack of official regulations, the recommendations often followed in the US, and what it means on imported honey. Continue reading

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