Springtime is in the air and overwintered hives are exploding with new bees. The natural tendency is for the hive to split and swarm. If you see a grouping of bees like the picture below, give us a call at 763-202-7235 and we can help you determine if it is a swarm. See the “Swarm Removal & Extraction” tab for more information.
Not to worry! Most raw or unheated honey will at some point turn to sugar crystals. It is not an indicator of spoilage, impurity, age or quality. What makes honey crystallize is due to the type of flower the honey bee visited when she gathered the blossom’s nectar. The floral source determines whether the honey will turn into a solid form more quickly or not. Some honeys while raw will stay in a liquid form for quite a while. Other honeys will turn to a solid form with in a few weeks. This is due to how stable the sugar crystal is in the nectar.
If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve, or place the honey container into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat.
It’s a proven fact that one can eat Grandma Khoury’s baklava all day long…I just did. Check out the recipe page and click on Grandma Khoury’s Baklava. And call if you need honey. You will be happy you did.
Christkindlmarkt – December 5, noon to 4pm,
Call us crazy to sell honey outdoors in December, but we have figured out a way to keep the honey warm. Join us at the Gausthaus Bavarian Hunter in Stillwater for the 5th Annual German Outdoor Christmas Market – dress warm for the outdoors!
Authentic German gifts, crafts, bonfire AND hot spiced wine.
Come visit us to find out just how creative we truly can be!
Gausthaus Bavarian Hunter, 8390 Lofton Avenue, Stillwater, MN 55082
Bone Lake Meadows Apiary will be at the following events this fall:
Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse, Stillwater, November 20-22, 2015
Gala Fundraiser: Friday, November 20, 6:30-9 p.m.
Victorian Christmas Bazaar: Sat, Nov. 21, 10:00 a.m-4:00 and Sun, Nov. 22, 11:00 a.m.-3:00
Marketplace – Stella’s Neighborhood Grille Thursday, Forest Lake, Dec. 3, 4:00-9:00pm
Christkindlmarkt – Gausthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater, December 5, noon to 4pm
Check out the “Find Us” link for more details or give a call and we can set aside honey for you.
Our lip balm is hand crafted with olive oil, all natural beeswax from our bees, and essential oils. 13 flavors available including Almond, Bubble Gum, Candy Cane, Cappuccino, Ginger, Hazelnut, Lemongrass, Mint, Monkey Farts (Tropical Mix), Natural, Orange, Peach, Strawberry, and Vanilla! For a listing of events we will be at this fall go to the “find us” tab on the website. Happy Holidays!