Celebrate the holidays with honey!

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'tis the season to do more than humanly possible!

Ahh, Christmas!  The glorious season of high expectations, short days, long hours, increased emotions, and diminished markets!  And we wouldn't trade it for the world!  We had an amazing 6 week run at the bellevue saturday farmers market and will absolutely return there for the full season next year(sorry shoreline!!).  We were sorry to see it end on 11/23, as well as many other seasonal farmers markets that have closed down til next spring.  Since then it has been a return to pike place, our first and most beloved seattle farmers market.  The crowds are still thick and the locals are out in droves, shopping for the perfect holiday gifts.   At the Sunny Honey headquarters in Mount vernon, we...

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Happy Holidays! Don't BEE scared off by our shipping prices! Web-Only Specials!

Howdy Y'all!  Seems the great big Holiday Season is rapidly approaching, and we all know how intimidating the process of shopping and shipping can be.  Here at Sunny Honey, we use the US postal service, mostly because its an american tradition that we'd like to see maintained.  The shipping costs, however, are hard to calculate and often times this website over-charges customers.  We can easily refund any overcharge and probably have done so with at least 1/4th of all our orders so far.  Remember, everybody loves honey, and so many of our products come in tiny sizes...perfect for stocking stuffers! Today we are cookin' up a fresh batch of Beeswax Lip balms, as well as more worker bee body balm....

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a good day to die!

these are the three sizes and varieties of italian honeybees that make up a hive.  There is, and can only be, one queen.  There are thousands and thousands of her daughter worker bees, and all year long the queen will lay eggs for more workers.  Then there are the drones.  The drones are the male honeybee who get to live in the hive for about 7 months out of the year, here in western washington.  They are good for one thing, and that is to mate with a virgin queen as she first emerges.  The drones can't help defend the hive because they have no stinger, they can't help feed the hive because they don't forage.  They just laze around,...

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The honey stand

I moved into a great big warehouse/apartment/production space last December that happens to have historically been a honey business.  It has been an art gallery and studio space for a sculptor for the last 20 years, but there remains a small "on your honor" honey stand out front.  My landlord has brokered honey from a gal down in Arlington for years, and the customers are both loyal and frequent.   Because I rent and not own, I don't have regular access to the honor system honey sales.    I f I wanted to, and I did back during tulip season, stand outside all day and sell honey or anything else for that matter, it would be fine.  But I mostly...

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Did I not tell you about this already?

Oh no, I'm so sorry for forgetting to shout this recipe from the rooftops.  It's the absolute perfect addition to summertime fruit (especially strawberries) and it's so healthy.  I take full credit for the initial idea, but cousin ted takes the prize for making it and taking it to some next level s*#t!! So I'll call it healthy honey whipped cream: take a quart of plain greek style yogurt (has to be greek, european style wont cut it) and pour it into a fine strainer or cheese cloth.  Let set overnight in your fridge over a bowl that will catch all the whey as it separates.  What you have left is thick enough to pass as whipped cream.  Put the...

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