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Asheville Bee Charmer

Jayne Barnes

-posted by Jayne

Isaac needed the week off from blogging after his week off from beekeeping, so here I am, guest blogging on the blog I started (I handed it over to Isaac when I decided he was better at it.) Last week on our family vacation to Asheville, NC, we had the opportunity to visit an awesome store completely devoted to all things bees and honey:  Asheville Bee Charmer.  

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Along with hordes of other tourists, we crammed ourselves into this small but mighty shop to discover all the delectable treats and bee themed merchandise they had to offer.

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The best part of this store was actually the honey displays.  There was so much to look at, I honestly missed half of their honey varieties (this was mostly due to trying to keep my 4 kids from getting in others' way- it was crowded!)

 The honey... it's... glowing!

The honey... it's... glowing!

 Honey tasting bar complete with a staff member to assist you with all your sampling needs.

Honey tasting bar complete with a staff member to assist you with all your sampling needs.

I took a lot of pictures so I could convince Isaac to build me displays such as these:

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Check out the color variations in all the varieties of honey!  They offered both local honey as well as honey sourced outside of the US.

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We also used our Saturday off to do the exact same thing we do EVERY Saturday.  Visit a farmer's market.  This is Asheville's City Market- I decided it would be a good one to visit after checking out several options on YELP.  Asheville seems to have a bustling local food economy with plenty of opportunities to source local food.

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We spent the morning wandering the town, being serenaded by locals, learning how to use the "WALK" buttons at crosswalks.  Country bumpkins in the city.  Do you know of other great honey themed stores we need to visit? (Besides Savannah Bee, which we covered two years ago.)  We always need an excuse for another vacation!

 Our own little honeybee being charmed in Asheville.

Our own little honeybee being charmed in Asheville.