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avocado, citrus, peanuts, raspberry jam, walnuts -

Avocado, citrus, and honey salad can kick your immune system into high gear - especially a good idea while Flu (and Covid-19) season, are still upon us!

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bees wax, charcuterie board, cutting board, honey, mineral oil, olive oil, vitamin E, wood, wood bowl, wood polish -

A quick 'How-To' guide to making your own wood polish with bees wax and either natural or mineral oil.

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acacia, basses alpes flower, chestnut honey, forest honey, france, garrigue honey, lavender, lavender honey, lemon blossom, linden, oak honey -

This post is being written during the depths of the 2020 Covid-19 crisis.  All air and international travel has been greatly restricted or suspended.  But that isn't going to stop Yours Truly from taking you on a journey around the world to experience the most breathtaking landscapes and the special apiaries (honey farms) they house.  Now full disclosure, I haven't had the privilege to visit every site I write about but I do A LOT of research and I can tell you what is worth checking out, exploring, and what local fare can (and should) be combined with the magic...

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bee, bee keeper, Flowers, monofloral, multifloral, pollen -

"Is it local"?  "What do they feed on"? "Do you have buckwheat"? "Do you have 'Manuka'"?  Just a small smattering of the questions I get every day while selling honey at farmer's markets.  All these questions are intertwined.  As some of you know, if the bee hives are surrounded by a particular pollen type (flower) the honey they output will tend to be made up of entirely that flower's pollen.  For people out there who are suffering from seasonal allergies, wildflower honey (from within the pollen bloom (not necessarily within a few miles)) will allow your body to acclimate to...

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