How We Picnic: Our Top 5 Tips for Outdoor Eating

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It's picnic time in America. With the sun shining high and long in the sky and the weather driving us outside, we're here to share our tips for outdoor eating.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Raw Honey, Home Chef, Entertaining, Honey Cocktails, Beeswax

Sweeten Your Bar Game: Announcing Our Honey Cocktail eBook

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Announcing our new eBook, Sweeten Your Bar Game: The Bee Raw Guide to Honey Cocktails. Download it free and learn to create crowd-pleasing honey cocktails.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Raw Honey, Honey Cocktails, Home Chef

High Altitude Honey: Secrets of the Mountaintop Honey Harvest

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For some, urban rooftop honey is about as high altitude as it gets. But it gets even higher. And the higher it gets, the more difficult it is to pull off making and harvesting honey. Below, long-time bee keeper Jean Vasicek shares her high-altitude secrets and what she does throughout the summer and into the fall to keep her bees alive throughout the year.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Raw Honey, Save the Bees

The Life of a Honeybee

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Honeybees lives in a sophisticated, well-organized society. Colonies comprise a staggering 50,000 to 60,000 bees, each performing different roles in order to help ensure the smooth running, success—and life—of their colony. The lifespan of honeybees varies, depending on the role of an individual bee within its colony.

Let's take a look at those roles and what they mean for one of the most sophisticated and organized animals on our planet.

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Topics: Save the Bees, Raw Honey, Bee Trivia

Bee Brain: The Waggle Dance

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So-called "lower" organisms often show sophisticated learning abilities that aid their survival and reproduction. Bees and their relatives are especially good at learning the location and appearance of flowers.

How do they do this? The waggle dance.

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Topics: Save the Bees, Raw Honey, Bee Trivia

Grilling with Honey: An American Tradition

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Few activities evoke American leisure time more than grilling, but can Americans lay claim to inventing the technique? In a word, no. Grilling, when the term is used loosely, dates back to shortly after the discovery of fire by our ancient ancestors—some 500,000 to one million years ago, well before Dad started flipping burgers in the backyard.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Entertaining, Home Chef, Bee Trivia

7 Hacks to Bring Summer Entertaining from “Summer Steam” to “Al Fresco”

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Summer should be easy. It's a time for easy reading, easy clothing and all-around easy living. With the bounty of the earth at its greatest, it's also time to share in the joy of good food, al fresco. We like to entertain as simply as possible without sacrificing deliciousness, and you can too. Check out our tips for easy summer entertaining, and raise a glass, and a plate, to family, friends and summer fun.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Entertaining, Honey Cocktails, Home Chef

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: Raw Honey, Honey Cocktails, Home Chef

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: Raw Honey, Home Chef

Raw Honey Spotlight: Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover Honey

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. 

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Topics: Raw Honey, Home Chef

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