Category Archives: Honey

A Tilting Extraction Stand : Or Getting That Last Bit of Honey Out

How the tilting honey-extractor stand, created by woodworker Ian Balsillie, helps us get the last drop of honey at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey in Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Honey Dearth In Pacific Northwest : Rain, Bees, & Honey

Why so little honey was harvest in northwest Washington state this year: The effect of 2010-2011 rains on the honeybees and the honey harvest at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, in Maple Falls, Washington. Continue reading

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A Visit with Stan Kolesnikov: K Brothers Pollination & Honey

Meet Stan Kolesnikov of K Brothers Pollination and Honey, West Richland, Washington. Stan supplies Brookfield Farm with his wonderful honeys including: Alfalfa-Wildflower, Yellow Star Thistle, and Buckwheat Continue reading

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How To Use Honey to Replace Other Sweeteners

How to use honey to replace stevia, agave nectar, and sugar. Amounts for cooking and chart of relative sweetness. Continue reading

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Honeys With Flower Names – What Do They Mean?

Varietal honeys (monofloral honey) carry the names of flowers and plants that were their primary source of nectar. How beekeepers determine the source. Variations in color. Tips on varietal versus infused honeys versus wildflower honeys – all good but different. Where to find varietal honeys. Continue reading

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Why does honey crystallize?

Why honey crystallizes. What you can do to make honey crystallize. What you can do to make crystallized honey become runny honey. Continue reading

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