Bringing Back the Bee

The Honey Bee Centre in Cloverdale BC is a great place to reconnect with nature, and the good old honey bee. While you’re there, you will learn about bee keeping as well as the process involved in making quality honey. The Fireweed Honey, which is also known as the “champagne of honeys”, has an amazing buttery sweetness makes a nice compliment to your morning scone or cup of tea. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, try the Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey, which is a full flavored honey with bold, spicy notes. The uses for these amazing honeys are endless, and you can really have a lot of fun with the different flavors. I use the Fraser Valley Wildflower Honey in milk chocolate truffles, and the result is a velvety smooth ganache with delightful character.


2 Responses to “Bringing Back the Bee”

  1. Posted on December 8th, 2008

    Great post, Janeen. I attended an urban bee-keeping workshop at the UBC Farm this summer and was surprised to find out how much beekeeping happens within city limits. I didn’t even know that the Hony Bee Centre existed – I’ll have to head out for a visit when the bees start to get active again in the Spring.

    We go through a lot of honey in our kitchen – I think the key is to have a number of different of varieties.

  2. Posted on December 16th, 2008

    Its great to see more and more interest in small farms in and around Vancouver. Hopefully articles like this can help people discover the diverse flavours found outside of the Safeway.

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