Please join us this Sunday for our monthly meeting at 10am. Following the meeting we’ll have a honey tasting where you can learn the difference between store bought honey and the wonders of unprocessed, raw honey from our own neighborhoods. Here’s the agenda. Hope to see you there. The honey tasting will start about 11am.
You can now find Long Beach backyard and rescue honey at the Spring Street Farm Stand. They are open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-5pm. You can find the stand at the North East corner of the Spring and Long Beach Blvd intersection. The honey is brought to you by our own Long Beach Beekeepers. The current Bixby Hills honey is brought to you by Dick. Here’s the story behind the wonderful raw and spectacular honey…
This batch of honey came from a cutout I did in August on a derelict backyard dresser on Circle Drive in Bixby Knolls. The homeowner said the bees had only been there about two months. Well, as is usually the case, he underestimated. The colony was in a space that was 18 inches by 18 inches and 24 inches deep. And it was solid comb, a lot of it very dark. Had to be a year-old hive.
The homeowner was a great guy and he loved smoking a cigar and watching the bees, but his family objected and he called our rescue line. So as he sat on the patio and enjoyed a cigar, I cut out comb, tied it into frames, scooped and vac’d bees and made a little nuc. Not much brood comb. Tons of honey. Very sweet bees. No stings. A successful rescue.
You can also find flavored honey for just 25 cents each. Try a bunch of flavors for just a dollar.