The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
-- Thomas Edison

Narrowsburg Honeybee Festival 2018

Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest 2018

Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest 2018 was in its 4th year and to me appeared to be one of the best community celebrations of Honeybees in the northeast US.  Attendees were all buzzing around in their favorite bee garb, golden antennae, with bee dogs, even a marching bee band!  Bee art, beeswax soaps, honey beers, honey […]

Plum Cake Dessert

Seasonal Plum Cake

Many Eastern European cultures celebrate plums, a seasonal comfort fruit which is a perfect combination of both tart and sweet. With plums in season right now childhood memories of plum cakes danced through my head. Every year I attempt to recreate the simple crusty dough my mother used to make for plum cakes and this […]

Bort honey

Polissya Bort Honey

Here’s how The Healthy Hive describes Bort Honey: Bort honey is an heirloom craft honey uniquely produced by Polissya honeybees in pristine woodlands of northeastern Ukraine.  The bees are hived high up in medieval tree truck hives called “borts” where they are kept chemical treatment free, with minimal intervention by families of beekeepers where the […]

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