Come on out this weekend! Honeybees! See, Experience, Learn, Listen, Taste, Enjoy! Friday and Saturday this year.
Last year the Honeyfest became our unveiling for the dark, rich tulip poplar honey. This year we'll of course have all the usuals, but here are a few new products we're trying:
This spring the black locust honey crop was so bountiful, we're now bottling a two pounder. Come get your locust fix!
We really wanted to unveil buckwheat honey at the Honeyfest, but the timing was off. The flowers are still in bloom, the bees are still busy. But it's coming! (More on this in a future post.)
Here's something new. I for one am pretty proud of it. Cinnamon Honey... delicious! This is granulated honey which we've simply mixed with a rich blend of ground cinnamon. I think it will be a hit.
If you've been at the markets you know we've had cut comb honey for a few weeks. But the Ross Rounds are making their first appearance this weekend. I pulled the supers off on Monday (15 of them), and have been busy packaging comb. As I said in the last blog post, it wasn't a great year for honey production. There is definitely a limited quantity of perfect round comb sections, so get'em while we got'em!
The imperfect, not completely filled comb sections were cut up for chunk honey. This year probably 3/4ths of the comb went this route. Bridger took full advantage of this "windfall."
Our chunk honey is making its debut this weekend. I thought of something kinda cool (Or at least I think so...) Comb shooters! These are pretty little 2 oz hex jars with a piece of comb (the jar on the left). Jayne isn't so sure about the name. It's not alcohol, after all.
Jayne has around thirty varieties of handcrafted soap. Many of you know how awesome they are. Here are a few of the new ones you'll see this weekend:
Here's one more thing we've tried recently: Dipped Candles. Unique, rustic, gifty... I think they'll go fast. This was Jayne's idea. I'm liking it. Seems more artsy then pouring molds.
So come on out this weekend! Bring the kids! Lithopolis is just a few miles from Canal Winchester, easy to find. The Honeyfest has been growing every year and it now takes up nearly the entire town.
You'll love it!