2021 Raw Honey from the Farm Beehives. We love the bees.
The beekeeper who has his hive right next to the farm’s hives won People’s Choice (first place / Grand Champion) for honey at the 2019 and 2021 Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. We did not enter our honey those years as we were just ‘new-bee’ beekeepers. In 2022, we hope to enter our jars. Meanwhile, I can tell you this honey is golden and delicious. I think small apiaries are they way to go just as small livestock farms are. I can taste the difference just like I can taste the difference in our lamb.
The honey is crystallized in the jars. If you prefer it liquid then warm it gently in a pan of warm water and it will liquify. If you do this, please keep the water temp below 115F to protect the natural enzymes that make raw honey so beneficial.
We really enjoy having the bees at the farm that help pollinate some of the things the sheep enjoy foraging like clover, alfalfa and various native ‘weeds’ and small bushes. The bees thrive here since we don’t use pesticides at the farm or do other things rot out fields that might harm them. We do a very best to care for them so the hives thrive such as adjusting mowing times so that they have pasture flowers to forage. In fact, we like to plant things they enjoyt. In 2022, that will be more lavender. Do you love lavender? The bees do.
Our label has changed a bit from what is shown. It is a holographic label now. We think it extra pretty to look at it’s prism colors. We hope to get a new photo up soon to show you here.