Monthly Archives: November 2013

Substituting Honey for Sugar in Recipes

     We would like to give you some recipe ideas using honey. Why not make those treats at this time of year a little more healthy by using honey as the sweetener?  Below are a few suggestions, yet there are countless other ways to incorporate honey into your cooking and baking for the season.You might have […]

Queen bee lays egg while drone bee watches.

I took this photo a few days ago while working in my bee yard. the queen lays up to 3000 eggs a day. here she is laying one of many while a drone bee (male bee with big eyes) looks on. she’s laying the egg on a nice frame of honeycomb. the workers bees (female […]

Markets for weekend of 11/23/-11/24

This weekend Winter Park Honey will be at the following farmers market locations – Saturday – Winter Park-http://cityofwinterpark.org/Pages/Departments/Parks_and_Recreation/Activities_and_Events/Saturday_Farmers_Market.aspx Lake Mary – http://www.lakemaryfl.com/farmers-market Winter Garden – http://wintergardenfarmersmarket.com/ Sarasota – http://www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/ Sunday – Celebration – http://www.celebration.fl.us/events/celebration-farmers-market/ Maitland – http://www.itsmymaitland.com/community-events.aspx?a=viewPost&PostID=13022 Tampa downtown – http://www.tampadowntownmarket.com/

Special events and closures for weekend of 11/15-11/17

The weekend of the Lake Ashton craft fair is finally here! this Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm we will be there with the bees and free honey samples! We will also bee at all of our regular market locations this Saturday including Winter Park, Winter Garden, Sarasota and more. This Sunday we will […]

A Peanut Butter Pie Chocolate Honey Recipe from Spiffy Cookie

Another recipe with Winter Park chocolate honey drizzled on top http://www.thespiffycookie.com/2013/11/11/the-bees-knees-peanut-butter-pie-blogiversary-giveaway/ Here is a link to Winter Park Honey’s delicious Chocolate Honey, http://winterparkhoney.gostorego.com/chocloate-honey-8oz.html

How to extract honey from a beehive without a honey extractor.

If you don’t have a honey extractor, don’t fret!  You can still extract honey with a few simple items.  All you need is a bucket and a strainer.   Place the strainer on top of a bucket.  Scrape the honeycomb into the strainer.  Put the lid on the bucket and wait as the honey drains out […]