Reverie


Reverie - n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream or fantasy; a visionary or impractical idea

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do
If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson

Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 Honey for Sale from My Hives

Fresh, raw Oregon honey from this summer’s harvest is now bottled and ready for sale! 

Raw honey straight from the beekeeper is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before.  My goal is to turn you into a honey connoisseur.  Spoil yourself or give one as a gift!  You’ll never buy supermarket honey again.

For local customers, my honey is available for sale in a variety of sizes (glass and plastic jars). For customers further afield, flat rate shipping is available (1 lb. plastic jars only). Please see below for ordering information.


Honey from my bees comes out of the hive on frames which I spin in an extractor.  The honey is then filtered through a series of sieves to remove impurities and bits of beeswax.  The resulting honey is clear, smooth, and never heated.  A true raw product straight from my hives.  



Light South Corvallis honey:  these hives produce a light, very sweet honey with floral tones and bright citrusy flavors.  They forage on a huge variety of flowers, herbs, vegetables, blackberry, and native species near Willamette Park. 

Dark North Corvallis honey (limited quantities):  my hives in this area produce a darker, slightly richer honey. The taste is similar to dark honeys with traces of buckwheat. These bees are foraging on the many native tree and shrub species near Chip Ross Park, blackberry, and nearby vegetable and flower gardens.




To Order

CORVALLIS PICK-UP ONLY:

Glass mason jar, quart - $19.50
Glass mason jar, pint - $9.50
Glass mason, 8 oz. - $6.00
1 lb. plastic queenline jar - $7.00
Half gallon - $32.50
Gallon - $65.00

Please send an email to honeybeereverie@hotmail.com and specify size, quantity, and color (dark honey available in limited quantities).  I will send you a PayPal link for payment, or cash is acceptable upon pick-up.

SHIPPING CUSTOMERS:

1 lb. plastic queenline jars - $7.00 each (plus $13 flat rate shipping)

I ship honey using U.S. Postal Service flat rate boxes (U.S. addresses only).  Shipping for up to nine jars of honey is $13.00.  Go in with friends to really save on shipping costs!  A full box of jars is only $1.44 shipping per jar. 

Please send an email to honeybeereverie@hotmail.com and specify quantity and color (dark honey available in limited quantities).  I will send you a PayPal link for payment.  

Thank you for your support!  By purchasing honey from small scale local beekeepers you are promoting the health and vitality of honeybees in your community.




A NOTE ABOUT CRYSTALLIZATION:
It is the natural tendency of honey to crystallize (become opaque and nearly solid).  Certain varieties will crystallize sooner because of differing sugar concentrations in the nectar sources. Colder temperatures, especially below 65 degrees, will speed the crystallization process so please consider storing honey in a warm place, at least 70-75 degrees.
Crystallized honey is still perfectly good to use and has not spoiled at all. Some prefer it because it does not run and spreads nicely. Crystallized honey can be slowly and gently warmed to around 104-110 degrees in a water bath or low oven to melt the crystals and return it to its original clear state. This is best done gradually and without overheating to make sure the natural enzymes are preserved and the honey retains its raw nature and original flavor.  Resist the urge to microwave your crystallized honey!  It is hard to control the temperature with microwaving and the honey can quickly become overheated.
It is also common for a small amount of suspended wax to remain at the surface of non-crystallized honey.  This is normal and an indication that you have a jar of quality, raw honey!




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