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9 Varietal Honey Flight

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Bee Raw Honey provides a complete honey tasting from around the country $78.00

Artisanal beekeeping is alive and well in America, and Brooklyn's Bee Raw Honey proves it with the 9 Varietal Honey Flight, which offers a complete tasting of honey groves from around the country. Every honey is as unique as its floral source, and each of these nine varietals is an honest and irresistable representation of its floral origin. Includes a combination of nine of the following honeys:......read more

Hive Honey Set

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Sugar-sweet honey kit from Biodidactic Designs. $99.00

So you've hit up the farmers' market and got some fresh honey straight from the source. Now where are you gonna put it? Biodidactic Designs — the product arm of the Biodidactic mini-empire — answers the call with the Hive Honey Set. Inspired by the geometric designs of bees themselves, the kit contains a frosted glass jar, capped cell lid, and dipper made from sustainably-harvested......read more

Seasonal Eats: Rhubarb

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Spring brings rhubarb, a versatile veggie (or fruit?) with plenty of culinary applications

Last week you learned a little bit about asparagus. So what’s next on the list for seasonal eats? Rhubarb!Another vegetable (or is it a fruit?) that pops up in early spring in many locations around the globe.  Before writing this piece, I will admit I had never cooked with or tasted rhubarb ever before. I knew that it looked like a mix between celery and red chard but that it’s......read more

Urban Beehive by Rowan Dunford

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Simple, stackable beehive design makes beekeeping easy

With global honeybee populations in decline, backyard beekeepers are looking to pick up the slack by domesticating the critters that are so critical to the world's food supply. The problem for many of us is that getting into beekeeping seems, well, hard. Enter the Urban Beehive, a stackable beehive design by New Zealand native Rowan Dunford that makes beekeeping simple. The product, spotted on......read more

Keep the Buzz Alive

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5 ways you can help our disappearing bees

With spring's arrival in the Northern Hemisphere, the bees are returning to do their good work. But colony collapse disorder means they are returning in ever diminishing numbers. And that's not a good thing for our food supply. But there are things you can do to help, and in a new post on MNN, writer Chris Baskind helpfully lists five of them out: 1. Plant things that bees like Bees are......read more

Heslet Honey: From Scratch

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Lovely short vid by Eric Wolfinger documents honey harvesting in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill

Founded by Kate McGee along with her two young boys, Heslet Honey harvests sweet, golden honey from a few wooden beehives located on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Part of a San Francisco pilot program that provides public space for urban ag projects, Heslet Honey takes its name from Valetta Heslet, who transformed the area from garbage dump to garden starting in the late '40s. From March......read more

I used to live in Carrboro, North Carolina—a town that has a lot going for it in terms of sustainability. (So much so, that it was the chosen image for one of Zach's posts about car-free living.) But despite my knowledge of its urban farm tours and goat-powered landscaping companies, I wasn't aware of one important fact: Carrboro has long had policies in place to nurture and protect......read more

Flow Hive

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By Mark Frauenfelder

The worst part of being a beekeeper us pulling out the honey-laden frames from the box and tearing them up to get the honey. The bees hate it and so do I. That's why this new hive design, called Flow, is so cool. Cedar Anderson and Stuart Anderson have spent over ten years developing the Flow hive. It uses special frames with open cells that allow honey to flow through a pipe when you want to......read more

Lighten Up: The Honey Brothers

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In SHFT's first webisode of the series, the band performs in an eco-friendly festival and takes some ideas back to Brooklyn.

SHFT's first original web series, LIGHTEN UP, covers bands as they reduce their carbon footprint. The Honey Brothers perform at Wanderlust - a sustainable festival in Squaw Valley - and take the initiative to reduce their load while on the road. Produced by SHFT and Stonyfield Farm....read more

Honey Coconut Mask

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From Earth Tu Face $52.00

Smooth and Regenerate / Garden Roses, Lavender + Raw Honey + Organic Virgin Coconut Our organic Honey + Coconut Mask moisturizes, soothes, and rejuvenates skin with the help of virgin coconut oil, honey, as well as lavender and rose petals harvested from our Northern California gardens. Honey is a powerful humectant— a substance that draws its moisture from the atmosphere and keeps......read more

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