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Friday Fun Facts – Wholesome Sweeteners


Did you know that for honey to be considered “organic” the hives must be kept miles away from any danger of pollutants?  In order to assure “organic” honey the hives are placed far away from exposure to chemicals, GMO’s or pesticides. … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact – Bee Venom Therapy


Most people I know are a bit afraid of bee stings even if not fearful of bees.  As a beekeeper I’ve been stung only 3 times and always while not wearing my beekeeper gear.  I don’t enjoy being stung but am not … Continue reading

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Berry & Honey Breakfast


Having just returned from the BlogHerFood’14 conference in Miami Beach and having eaten way more food than any one person should in a few short days I’m trying to get back to the norm.  This is not a recipe per-se but … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Honey Is Not Bee Barf


Did you know that the sweet worker bee has two stomachs?  One for nectar storage and one for her own digestive purposes.  Field bees collect nectar using their proboscis and store it in their “honey stomach”.

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Friday Fun Facts – Bee Hives & Restaurants


Local, sustainable, seasonal.   Buzz words in the food industry.  For quite some time hotel and restaurant chefs have been growing their own herbs and veggies and now the newest rage – Honey Bee Hives!  Yes, yes, yes, I love this!  I’ve … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Fact – Beware of Honey Imposters


With the decline of our precious honeybees the availability of pure, unprocessed honey is  becoming limited.  Oh yes, jars of golden nectar are evident on the shelves of our local grocery stores, big box stores and even drug stores; some … Continue reading

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Honeyed Pecans


Hello honey!  Pecans might be my favorite nut. I suppose it’s got something to do with growing up in Texas where pecan trees are abundant and spending an afternoon shelling pecans is synonymous with canning tomatoes or pickling okra.  It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Facts – Plants For Honeybees


In the natural world honeybees forage wherever they can, taking advantage of local abundances of particular flowers and trees.  Flowering plants produce nectar and pollen and in the wild honeybees visit a vast array of plants, gathering nectar and pollinating … Continue reading

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Orange Bee Lemon Bars


I can not go for long without sharing a dessert recipe.  Using honey in all of my posts this year of course lends itself to lots of recipes for sweets.  One of my goals in publishing honey recipes for twelve … Continue reading

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Happy Spring – Honey Lemon Cake


Today is the first day of spring 2014!  Hurray!  In honor of this most important day I thought I needed to share this adorable and delicious cake recipe with you once again.  It fits the bill for a recipe using … Continue reading

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