Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Well, we have more honey than ever this year and think our mixed-pollination honey is the best sweetener out there. We still only offer our honey to our CSA members or Rare Fruit Farm Tour participants, as we don't ship yet. Here's the thing: it's not illegal to feed bees buckets of high fructose corn syrup, which unfortunately they love. They scoop that stuff right up, as if it's a competing hive's honey, which they view as a resourse. Like stumbling into a gold mine. So an unscrupulous beekeeper can "make" honey in a few days by feeding their hives garbage HFCS and then selling that nonsense as "honey." I think that might be what's happening with honey coming from some third world countries. It's so cheap, and there's no oversight whatsoever. I think that might explain why honey doesn't taste like honey sometimes. Also, FYI...if your honey doesn't eventually crystallize, it can't be honey. Left on the shelf, pure honey will crystallize. Corn syrup doesn't. All you need to do to liquefy crystallized honey is run the jar under a bit of hot water. What's special about Morning Song Farm's honey is that we grow so many different things, the mix of flowering plants combines to make a unique, rich honey that can't be beat. We're lowering our price of our 12 ounce jar to just $12, delivered with your CSA box.