Cheese and Honey: The Bee Raw Guide To Pairing Honey and Dairy

Bee Raw is excited to announce the publishing of our new eBook, Cheese and Honey: The Bee Raw Guide To Pairing Honey and Dairy. Download it for free and learn the best cheeses to pair with Bee Raw Honey Varietals.

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

Bee Raw Kitchen: Honey Cocktails with Gin

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When life hands you gin, make a honey cocktail.

Even better if that gin comes from Standard Wormwood Distillery, a Brooklyn-based, small-batch distillery dedicated to experimenting with wormwood, one of the key ingredients in traditional absinthe.

We recently met the masterminds behing Standard Wormwood, and, always up for an adventure, brought some of their Wormwood Gin back to the office.

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

Baking with Honey: Substitute Honey for Sugar with 7 Simple Rules

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Maybe you tried raw honey for the first time, and maybe you fell in love and took some home. Months later, maybe the jar you purchased is sitting in the back corner of a cupboard, neglected and slowly crystallizing (which, for the record, is a good thing).

If this sounds familiar, we can help. What do you do with raw honey? So many things, but one of our favorites: bake with it.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Tips and Tricks, Home Chef

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

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: Raw Honey, Tips and Tricks, 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: Raw Honey, Save the Bees, 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: Raw Honey, Save the Bees, 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, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

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, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

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