Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Bee" My Honey . . .



A year or so ago, we noticed something going on in the yard next door.  At first we thought our neighbor was putting in a garden.  Then we noticed some weird box-like things going in.  When we saw him out there in a full beekeeper's suit, we finally knew what was going on.  Our neighbor was raising bees!  I thought it was really cool.  Pea wasn't as thrilled.  He was stung when he was little and his mother rushed him to the ER.  He was fine, but traumatized.  And still screams like a girl whenever we see a bee.  (But that's our little secret, okay?)

As time went on, Pea stopped being so paranoid about the bees.  We really don't see many of them in our yard. After all, they have a bee paradise next door, so why would they venture to the bee ghetto that our yard must be?


Bee Paradise

As we found out yesterday, having a neighbor who raises bees had a big advantage.  That advantage is fresh honey!  Our neighbor brought over a jar yesterday.  We spread it on our toast this morning and it was the best honey I've ever tasted in my life!!


Mmmmmm, Honey

I can't wait to try baking with this stuff.  I already have plans for some home-made granola sweetened with just this honey.  And a couple of loaves of honey-wheat bread.

Do you have any good honey recipes to suggest??

9 comments:

amandacathleen said...

bee ghetto you crack me up! Fresh honey is soooo darn good! I don't have any honey recipes, sorry, however your idea of honey sweetened granola sounds very good!

PS When Mike sees a spider he makes me kill it. The big bad marine can't kill a wee little spider.

Dee said...

One container of plain, non-fat Greek-style yogurt plus 1/2 cup blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, a sprinkle of nutmeg and a drizzle of honey ----- HEAVEN in a bowl!

Bee ghetto --- you crack me up too!

bmom said...

Isn't it great? My father and brother keep bees too. Mmmm. Fresh honey.

Sonya said...

Yummy! I've been on a pb and honey sandwich kick lately. Enjoy your fresh honey!!

Jennifer said...

I second the vote for Greek yogurt and honey. Commuter Cafe by the Westport train station sells the most amazing homemade Greek yogurt. Mmmmm. I think that's what I'll have for breakfast. Buzzzzz.

Melissa said...

Fresh honey is awesome. I love it on biscuits

Walden said...

No recipes, but how nifty is getting fresh honey!?! That would be so awesome, I love honey in my tea.

Denise said...

OOoooohhh, if that jar doesn't look like heaven! I want to raise bees too!!! Hmmm...sounds like a project for the spring. (Watch out neighbors, tick me off and I'll sic my bees on ya!) lol Enjoy!!

Zonda said...

ooh, yum! No ideas for you, just on biscuits or in tea ;)

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