Monday, December 15, 2014

Raw Honey

Tom's Honey is raw and minimally processed. 
Our honey is manually uncapped from the frame, extracted in our 20 frame extractor, strained to capture large bits of wax and sometimes a bee or two, then allowed to settle in our storage buckets so the small air bubbles rise to the top of the container to give us a clear honey, and it's then bottled in our glass jars. 
That's the whole procedure. True artisanal honey.

Did you know:

Raw honey contains approximately 20 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 16 minerals, and a host of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Raw honey is an antibacterial, antiviral, and an antifungal substance. It is also highly nutritious. It also contains vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, and phosphate.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Come Fly With Me...

12/14/14, 45F, sunny, calm.
You'd think it was a little chilly for the honey bees to be out and around today but it looked like they couldn't wait to fly on this really nice middle of December day! Some bees even had a small load of greenish white pollen in their pollen baskets- maybe from witch hazel.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Miss Honey Bee wooden childrens toy

An old fashioned handmade wooden toy. Nothing could be more simple to spur every kids imagination!
Made to order by Tom's Honey Bees.
 Made of all solid wood, jiggle eyes, carpenters glue, hot glue and kid safe gloss acrylic paint. 
You can find Miss Honey Bee in our Etsy Store.