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Local, Organic Honey

Postby Marsha L. » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:20 am

I know a chef who would like to know the best source of chef-amounts (more than a home cook, but not gallons) of a local, organic honey. Anyone know a bee keeper personally?
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:58 am

Does the honey sold at Heine Bros. come close enough, Marsha? I'm pretty sure it's local and organic.
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Marsha L. » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:59 am

Robin Garr wrote:Does the honey sold at Heine Bros. come close enough, Marsha? I'm pretty sure it's local and organic.


I'm sure, but I'm looking more for a non-retail option
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Heather L » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:10 am

Try this maybe?

http://fleur-de-bee.com/
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Joel F » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:25 pm

resource links here, such as the "local organizations" list

http://www.ksbabeekeeping.org/
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Carla G » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:27 am

Just a question - how could honey be certified organic? Bee keepers have no control from which blossoms pollen is gathered. Just wondering.
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:54 am

Carla G wrote:Just a question - how could honey be certified organic? Bee keepers have no control from which blossoms pollen is gathered. Just wondering.

This article suggests that you are wise to wonder. :oops:

http://livingmaxwell.com/organic-honey-certified
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Re: Local, Organic Honey

Postby Carla G » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:17 am

My daughter's father in law in the UK raises bees. He gets a chuckle out of our honey labeling over here that stipulates "wild flower" or " orange blossom" honey. We reason perhaps American bees are more domesticated thereby not wandering far from home. Or perhaps they simply don't have proper bus fare. :mrgreen:

I will say this, his honey is amazing and totally blows any of our, domestic and local honey out of the water. It is extremely fragrant and you can really sense the "flower" aspect of the honey. It makes any honey I've had here seem dull and lifeless. I think because most of the bedding plants used in our gardens are coming from the big box stores that typically use pesticides that are horribly toxic to bees, the bees must forage from tobacco blossoms. (Not pleasantly fragrant things.) it's a shame.
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