Products Available & Uses
Since becoming beekeepers our emphasis has been to increase our own use of the products. We have learned that honey is twice as sweet as sugar and replaces about 20% of the liquid. Slight adjustment to regularly used recipes is necessary to acquire the expected products when using honey instead of sugar. The changes in flavor when using honey instead of sugar are astounding. Example: Buckwheat honey sweet cherry jam using cherries our bees pollinated turned out a little "runny" using The Ball Blue Book recipe. Flavor was fantastic but a little less solid than preferred. Reducing juice a little before adding pectin cured this issue and the trial batches made great ice cream topping. An apple salad with honey in the dressing Instead of granulated sugar was delightful. The honey adds a whole level of additional flavor. A little practice will produce desired outcomes or cookbooks prepared for use of honey are available.
Liquid honey is available in 1, 2, 3, and 5 pound increments. Bear containers are also available in various sizes but sell out quickly. Larger orders are available by calling ahead. These larger quantities are often used in making mead wine. We also produce cut comb honey. Cut comb and chunk honey are both usually seasonally available.