Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Beekeeping Adventures: Off to Pennsic


I am on vacation this week at Pennsic. More beekeeping adventure updated on Wednesday, August 12th. See you then!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beekeeping Adventures: All New Bees

A bees life lasts about six to eight weeks. All the honeybees from the Memorial Day weekend install, with the exception of the queen, are gone. The last set of bees born for the season will overwinter. They will not leave the hive and only serve to keep the queen warm and feed her. They will die soon after the winter is over. A queen's life is roughly three to five years in length.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Beat the heat! Bee Berry Sorbet

Just in time for summer...

Bee Berry Sorbet from


  • 1 package (16 oz.) - frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup - honey
  • 1/4 cup - fresh lime juice, including pulp
  • 1/2 teaspoon - grated lime peel
  • 1 cup - water


Puree raspberries in blender or food processor. Strain through fine strainer using spoon to press puree through strainer into medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into canister of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Freezer Method: Pour raspberry mixture into 9-inch freezer-safe pan. Place in freezer for 3 to 6 hours or until firm. Transfer mixture to mixer bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until slushy but not thawed. Return to pan and freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Modern Recipe: It's Adelle's Birthday!

I asked Adelle's to share her favorite recipe with honey in honor of her birthday. It's a pretty simple recipe... Enjoy!

1) Acquire honey

2) Open jar

3) Eat honey