Oh Honey! You’re a Pure Delight.

7 Jan

I bet you thought I was talking about my husband didn’t you?  If I call him honey he knows that I want him to dig up more sod for a new garden or something!  ha!

I just had a spoonful of my favourite local honey.  Have you ever had honey that you wanted to eat by the spoonful?  This honey from the Springett farm actually makes my mouth water. 

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My friends Wendy and Colin Springett have a quaint local bee farm that is stirring up a buzz.  Their honey frequently sells out.

It is not very often that you can find 100% pure local honey made with organic practices and to me it is really evident in the taste.

Colin and Wendy have been bee keeping for 3 years, with a rocky start, loosing 60% of their bees after the first year.  Since then conditions have improved and the bees have been very busy.  The Springetts use all herbal remedies if necessary to deal with any bee ailments and hope soon to not even need to do that once their colony returns to its normal size.

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What lucky bees!  They have over 6 acres dedicated to them filled with clover, lavender, wild flowers and herbs.  As a testament to their holistic process the honey bees are never fed white sugar like large scale bee farms, but their own honey.  The flavours remain in the collection process as the honey is never heated over 110 degrees which means more nutrients for you and I.  The amazing thing is every jar will have a slightly different flavour from the last.  It’s like opening a little present to see which flavours will delight you this time.

Springetts honey jar

If you are in southwestern Ontario their honey is available at Cranberries Market in downtown Mount Brydges, and On The Go Organics at the Western Fair Market London.  It is also available direct from the Springetts (519)-264-1416.  If you are travelling through it is a great take home gift full of the distinct flavours of our area.

Try it in your next no bake recipe or smoothie to get the maximum benefit from this super food.

Gotta go eat some honey, my mouth is still watering.

What’s your favourite way to eat honey?

Diane :)

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5 Responses to “Oh Honey! You’re a Pure Delight.”

  1. silverbells2012 January 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Love the lid on the honey pot! It’s great that you have access to a wonderful food. I don’t eat as much as I should but I swear the honey from my local organic farm helps against hayfever :-)

  2. Judy @ GrandparentsPlus2 January 7, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    Local honey is like the difference between coffee made from fresh ground coffee beans and instant. You know it when you taste it and you never want to go back. Enjoy. :-)

  3. Born To Organize January 8, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    What gorgeous photos and what a delightful post. I’ve read many great things about eating local honey. I hope your friends are able to recover the loss and make a go of this. Fresh honey is wonderful. I like it in hot tea, on waffles and by the spoonful. It’s also excellent if you have a sore throat.

  4. Cathy January 8, 2014 at 2:41 am #

    I love locally produced honey too – a spoonful in a fruit tea is good, or spread on wholemeal bread with real butter! ;-) I wish your friends lots of luck with their beekeeping – the news of declining numbers of bees worldwide is worrying.

  5. Boomdeeadda January 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    Gorgeous photo’s Sunshine. I’m happy to hear your friends colony is on it’s way to recovery. I’m always amazed that the keepers can have so many bees on them an not get stung. I also love the lids, they’re very eye catching and whimsical. I think organic is really catching on everywhere. I would love to live next door just to smell all the clover and lavender wafting by to the sound of buzzi-buzz all day. I always hear Jerry Seinfeld’s voice when I see a bee :D.

    I can’t really think of anything I put honey on :( As a kid, I like peanut butter and honey sandwiches. I do use it for baking at times, it makes blonde cookies taste wonderful. Have you seen this cute little bee on Pinterest?

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