Cream Honey

What is Creamed Honey?

Ever notice honey getting thick and solid when left intact in a cool environment? If so, it’s not magic (well, sort of), it’s the honey crystalizing!

There are a few safe methods for bringing your honey back to a Cream Honeyliquid state, or… you can enjoy the honey as creamed honey! Creamed honey – also referred to as spun, whipped or churned honey-  is crystalized honey made into a texture perfect for using as a spread.

We enjoy using creamed honey on crackers, fruits, toast and more!

Our process for making creamed/spun/whipped honey is painstakingly old-fashioned but organic and efficient. We grab the honey straight from the honey combs and add it to some crystalized honey.  We then use a hand mixer and mix the crystalized and liquid honey. We then store the mixed honey for a few days to a week and the result is delicious, fluffy, hand spun/whipped/creamed honey!

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How would you enjoy yours?

Check out the Retailers Tab above to pick up a jar of Connecticut grown (Litchfield County) Honey!

 

Bearding Bees

Have you ever wondered what a swarm of bees is doing huddled up on a tree? Well, this year at orchard we were able to snap some pictures of our bees “Bearding” on the hive.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

It’s called bearding, as the bees seem to form a fuzzy beard on the hive and hang out in a cluster.  This is a normal activity of bees and even a good sign. This happens in strong colonies as the population is at its height and as the bees are storing and ripening honey at a blinding pace. To keep the honey at correct temperature and Continue reading Bearding Bees