Hive Minds: How bees are inspiring food purveyors, artists, and policy wonks

Rawest Form of Honey Making a Comb-Back From peanut butter toast for breakfast to a hot toddy for breakf… a nightcap, a drizzle of honey makes everything better. And while local honey farmers have built a cottage industry around that spoonful of sugar, one farm is harvesting something a little less refined. Ames Farms is … [ Read more]

Make Mead!

Ready to heed the call of the honeycomb? You’ll find that mead making is surprisingly easy in this hands-on course. We’ll dive head-first into all the equipment, ingredients and knowledge you need to create your very first batch of mead. Plus, you’ll learn how to personalize the nectar of gods to create a beverage that’s … [ Read more]

Spirits Close-Up: Honey

This month’s Craft Cocktail, the Paloma at Pajarito, uses honey to provide a little subtle sweetness, so for this month’s Spirits Close-Up we’re taking a closer look at honey and its many uses behind the bar. Why would I make a cocktail syrup out of honey? Isn’t it already a syrup? Kind of, but we … [ Read more]

Honeybees win round one in federal fight vs. pesticides

Bee lovers (and anyone who likes food) rejoice: Federal regulators said for the first time Wednesday that one of the most widely used and controversial pesticides in agriculture—neonicotinoids—is harmful to pollinators when used on some crops, reports Star Tribune. The EPA issued the finding as part of its first scientific risk assessment of the pesticides and … [ Read more]