Honey

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

That’s how I guarantee that my honey is a safe food. I want honest food that celebrates the seasons.

I keep beehives in a beautiful, protected spot in rural Madison County.  then pour it as space and time allow.

Comb and liquid honey are available for purchase at the Saturday Des Moines Farmers Market through PepperHarrow Farm. There is a very limited supply. For an insider peek at the hives on the farm and fun bee and honey facts, click here — you’ll get interesting emails from me every now and then. One fun fact: all the honey in the picture below came from the same year, but different hives.

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 and it will re-liquefy.

honey 2012 small