From the Garden, pollinated by the bees....

Fresh ingredients in the garden....Eggplant, garlic, basil, tomato, nasturtium blossom(edible)

This roasted eggplant served with potatoes and tofu sour cream is so easy to make. Pick or buy your japanese eggplant. Wash and cut lengthwise. Place skin down, inside white flesh up on a backing pan. Cut slits into the eggplant. Slice garlic and push slices into the slits. Sprinkle with salt. Spritz with a little olive oil. Bake 500', 20 minutes till golden brown on top. Delicious with pasta, rice or potatoes.

Acacia Honey(Black Locust)

Our bees are loving this beautiful purple acacia, the tree is buzzing!! Acacia honey is exquisite!

Our bees are loving this beautiful purple acacia, the tree is buzzing!! Acacia honey is exquisite!

I love spring! You know what Mother's day is a great time to share honey with all the sweet ladies in your life! Order a mixed case and let her share cute, delicious varietal honey with her friends and family....what mom's love to do best is SHARE. Give her something to share!!!

I love spring! You know what Mother's day is a great time to share honey with all the sweet ladies in your life! Order a mixed case and let her share cute, delicious varietal honey with her friends and family....what mom's love to do best is SHARE. Give her something to share!!!

Jenn, Queen Grafting

ANDREW, our son, preparing artificial queen cels for Jenn to do the grafting. We are learning cool stuff here!

ANDREW, our son, preparing artificial queen cels for Jenn to do the grafting. We are learning cool stuff here!

Jenn is the queen grafter.

Jenn is the queen grafter.

Jenn pulling out the 3 day old egg, the tiny white tip on the end of her tool.

Jenn pulling out the 3 day old egg, the tiny white tip on the end of her tool.

Dropping the egg in the artificial queen cell cup.

Dropping the egg in the artificial queen cell cup.

Bees working too!

Bees working too!

Placing the grafted queen cells in a nuc hive for the young nurse bees to rear.

Placing the grafted queen cells in a nuc hive for the young nurse bees to rear.

Queen grafting takes incredible vision! You cannot imagine how tiny these eggs are. Jenn is really fast and good at this. The most amazing thing is that a few years ago, Jenn, was legally blind. She could not see the big E on the vision charts! She was blessed with the gift of laser surgery and now she does this incredible work, so valuable. It was a great class for all of us.