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Summer Sipping: Our Top 5 Honey Cocktails for the Season

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Nothing says summer like an afternoon spent sipping an ice-cold cocktail in the great outdoors. No surprise—our favorites involve plenty of honey, and below we've collected the best of the best for the season. Happy Summer!

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Topics: Insider, Raw Honey, Recipes, Cocktails, Summer

Varietal Spotlight: Florida Orange Blossom Honey

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Few foods have the power to transport us quite like Florida Orange Blossom Honey—one taste and our senses are on a journey through the orange grove. This varietal, light to medium amber in color, has a fresh scent and a gentle citrus taste. Follow the flavor and it takes you to a not-so-sweet but captivating finish, evoking a grove filled with bees and fresh citrus blossoms, and leaving you curious for what else lies in store. Orange Blossom Honey has a high count of large pollen grains, leading to rapid, grainy crystallization and a satisfying crunch.

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Topics: Insider, Raw Honey, Recipes, Summer

Varietal Spotlight: Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover Honey

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We know we've bottled magic whenever we taste a new harvest of Sweet Yellow Clover Honey. An opaque and pearly beauty, the honey features a luxurious creamy texture and a mild flavor. Think up-front sweetness followed by notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. One of the lightest and brightest of our offerings, Sweet Yellow Clover can appear anywhere from water white to golden yellow, and crystallizes quickly due to its high count of small pollen grains. Though it looks similar to whipped or creamed honey, this varietal achieves its consistency through nature alone—no processing or manipulation needed.

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Topics: Insider, Raw Honey, Recipes, Summer

Varietal Spotlight: Maine Wild Raspberry Honey

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When life calls for a punch of sweetness, there's one honey that always does the trick. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, Wild Raspberry Honey combines a recognizable light amber color with the flavor complexity found only in a raw, single varietal. A subtle aroma of cocoa butter leads to a unique berry-forward finish, making this honey a consistent crowd favorite.

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Topics: Insider, Raw Honey, Recipes, Summer, fruit

Six Ways to Repurpose Bee Raw Jars

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In honor of Earth Day, we’re spreading that old-fashioned joy: recycling. And on Earth Day and every day, we strive to be environmentally sustainable, in part by using post-consumer paper and glass packaging for our products.

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Topics: Insider, How-to, Earth Day

What Can I Do to Save the Bees?

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Sure, you may not be able to set up hives on your roof or in your back yard anytime soon. But to save our endangered bees, you don't need to. Believe it or not, there are several other simple things we can do to help keep bees in our communities flourishing.

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Topics: Insider, Bee Life, Colony Collapse Disorder, How-to, Save the Bees

What Is Colony Collapse Disorder?

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In recent years scientists have fretted over the future of bees, and although research has shed much light on the crisis, those in the bee business—from hive keepers to commercial farmers—say the insects remain in deep trouble as their colonies continue to struggle.

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Topics: Insider, Bee Life, Colony Collapse Disorder, History, Save the Bees

Easter Ham or Easter Lamb?

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With Easter right around the corner, it’s time to pledge your allegiance: is your family Team Ham or Team Lamb? Before tempers rage and holiday scuffles ensue, let us look at the facts.

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Topics: Insider, Honey, Recipes, Easter, History

The Art of Beeswax Easter Eggs

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Easter is one of our favorite holidays, but not just for the chocolates and jelly beans—we also love the beeswax-decorated eggs. Yep, you read that right. In fact, it's a centuries-old art of Polish pisanki and Ukrainian pysanky—a wax-resist method (a painting technique that makes the most of the fact that oil and water don't mix when painting) of decorating Easter eggs, much like batik.

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Topics: Insider, Beeswax, Easter, How-to

Buckwheat: The Guinness of Honeys

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When it comes to bold, full-bodied, complex flavor, one honey rises above the rest. Buckwheat offers a one-two punch of hard and soft — mossy earth followed by a lingering sweetness and a hint of molasses. Honey for the faint-hearted, this is not. All this combined with its dark rusty color and hint of malt is why we give buckwheat the nickname the Guinness of Honeys.

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Topics: Insider, Honey, Recipes, tea, Health