Category Archives: 92 Honey

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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A Tilting Extraction Stand : Or Getting That Last Bit of Honey Out

How the tilting honey-extractor stand, created by woodworker Ian Balsillie, helps us get the last drop of honey at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey in Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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