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!
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.
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.
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?