Honey

I pull and process each frame of honey by hand myself.

My honey is a safe and honest food. I pour into and store in glass jars. 

I keep beehives in a beautiful, protected spot in rural Madison County.

Honey from PepperHarrow Farm and their lavender blossoms will be available for purchase at the Saturday Des Moines Farmers Market through PepperHarrow Farm. There is a very limited supply.

One fun fact: all the honey in the picture below came from the same year, but different hives, different times of the year!

jars of honey of different colors

The flavor and color of honey depends on the nectar used to create it.  Honey bees are quite miraculous in this way.

I am here to tell you that my honey is:

  • Filtered one time with a coarse filter, so you may find pollen grains in your honey.
  • Possibly going to crystallize. Honey never spoils, so don’t throw it in the garbage if it hardens! Set it in a very warm water bath as needed and it will re-liquefy.

frame of capped honey