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Raspberry Honey Gourmet Choice

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Raspberry honey and Whatcom County are one word. When it comes to commercial quantities of gourmet raspberry honey, the golden nectar can be found all over the world but the capital remains Whatcom County, Washington.buy Gourmet Honey NowEven Skagit County to the south that has loads of raspberries does not have the conditions to equal the raspberry honey output of its northern neighbor.

Gourmet raspberry honey has its Pacific Northwest beginnings in the first and second week of May. Raspberries bloom the first of May with the bees descending upon the white spring raspberry flowers. The raspberry honey nectar is a large nectar flow that is brought in by the bees in a very short period of time. Like all nectar, raspberry honey nectar is first evaporated to get the water content below 19%. The bees aerate the nectar after it is in the comb to reduce the water content. After the nectar is properly evaporated, it is then moved to fill every cell and then capped. Only after the wax cap is put on each of the evaporated cell in the honey comb, can the nectar be called raspberry honey.

Every honey source determines the characteristics of the liquid honey. Raspberry honey has the unique characteristic of crystallizing (turning to a solid crystalline, sometimes called sugaring) in a short period of time after the honey comb has been capped. The beekeeper who sells jarred honey avoids raspberry honey because the visual appeal of liquid verses solid honey outsells solid every time. THIS DOES NOT MEAN that raspberry honey should not be included in your lists of gourmet honey! Raspberry has a milder taste than blackberry honey and is used in creamed honey because it is lighter in color.

Even if your raspberry honey turns solid on you, just place the glass jar of honey in a warm pan of water until the honey re-liquefies. If the heating of the water is kept below 125° the beneficial live enzymes will not be harmed in this raw honey.

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Red Raspberry Honey

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a sweet, tart compact berry that grows on a cane like stem similar to blackberries. This domesticated cane is not a berry at all but is an aggregate fruit that is now grown commercially for fresh market and commercial processing buy Gourmet Honey Nowsuch as jellies, jams and sauces. The commercial growing of raspberries produces an ideal opportunity to gather the honey from its floral source. Raspberries are a major honey nectar source that produces a wonderful gourmet honey.

Although raspberries will grow in most areas of the northern hemishere, the huge commercial raspberry fields are located in the Pacific Northwest, Atlantic Northeast and some central northern sates. Raspberry honey like most monofloral honey must be harvested immediately as other flowers blooming at the end of the raspberry bloom could mix with the raspberry nectar causing another taste entirely.

Raspberry has another unique quality that is a delicious bonus. Raspberry honey will cream (turn solid with honey crystals) in a very short time after harvest. This wonderful creamed honey is marvelous on muffins, toast or in tea. If you prefer raspberry honey to return to a liquid, this can be accomplished by setting the honey container in warm water for about 30 minutes. The microwave can be used to reverse the creaming of honey as well. Take off any metal or plastic caps, set the timer on short intervals of no more than 20 seconds, watch that the honey does not boil or overheat as it will overflow the container.

Raspberry gourmet honey is seldom tasted by the connoisseur because of the scarcity of this honey harvest. Once you have experienced this delight, you will seek out this gourmet honey and claim it as a pantry “reserve”. Early fall is the best time to find the “new crop” of raspberry honey. When you find a retailer that has raspberry honey, let them know you want this gourmet honey as soon as it becomes available, as it sells rapidly and after supplies are sold will not be replenished until the next year.

If you are looking for the best gourmet gift, consider Raspberry Honey! If you taste it first, you may not give it away. If you give raspberry honey as a gift you can rest assured that the gift will be well received, remembered, but most of all, enjoyed!

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Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot: Immense numbers of introduced honey bees overwhelm native pollinators for access to pollen and nectar  Science Daily

New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global ...



The World Bee Project Hive Network Aims To Be The First To Track Pollinators Globally  Forbes

Seventy percent of global food crops depend on pollinators, but urbanization, monoculture, disease, predators, and pesticide use have conflated to shrink bee ...



Pollinator friendly: Six ways you can help bees and butterflies thrive  The Irish Times

Here's how to make your garden a haven for hungry pollinators.



US Rep Earl Blumenauer introduces bill to suspend neonicotinoid insecticide use, citing 'devastating' impact on bees  Genetic Literacy Project

On , Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation he said will help bees by suspending the use of insecticides that are toxic to them. “Pollination.



Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers  NPR

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there ...



Save the bees: Blumenauer aims to suspend toxic pesticides  KOIN.com

On Thursday, Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation he said will help bees by suspending the use of insecticides that are toxic to them.



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We're getting ready to move to our new house soon, and just like most folks who make the move from city life to country life, I've been dreaming about how.



Some garden vegetables attract pollinators, too | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and butterflies. But savvy vegetable.



Cold, wet weather has almond growers worried about this year's pollination  The Bakersfield Californian

One thing local farmers don't want during the almond bloom is cold temperatures. Well, guess what?



Bee-aware of honey bees this spring!  Clay Today Online

Pollen and allergies have finally hit our area: eyes are puffy, noses are raw, and cars are yellow from all the tree pollen. You also might have noticed an increase ...



Native bees are powerful pollinators, and there's a simple way to help them  ABC News

Native bees and other wild insects tend to get overlooked — but these amazing Australian animals could be instrumental in helping us feed a growing world ...



Between the Rows: Pollinators play important role in plants' propagation  The Recorder

We all know that many plants need to be pollinated to make seed, but not everyone knows just what pollen is, and which creatures do the pollinating. Pollen is ...



From the Extension: Easy practices to celebrate pollinators  Daily Commercial

I once heard an Einstein quote that stated if the bee were to disappear from the planet, the human race would cease to exist within four years. An alarming ...



The Latest News on Unmanned Aerial Systems - Drones track bees to improve pollination and crop production  UAS Magazine

Can the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commonly known as drones help bees become more efficient at pollination to increase agricultural production?



Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters  National Geographic

A new study suggests that 40 percent of insect species are in decline, a sobering finding that has jarred researchers worldwide.



Our 'bee-eye camera' helps us support bees, grow food and protect the environment  The Conversation AU

Bees need flowers to live, and we need bees to pollinate our crops. Understanding bee vision can help us better support our buzzy friends and the critical ...



Culprit found for honeybee deaths in California almond groves: Researchers and industry leaders working to stop insecticide use during bloom  Science Daily

'Fungicides, often needed for crop protection, are routinely used during almond bloom, but in many cases growers were also adding insecticides to the mix.



Citizen 'beecologists' digging into pollinator decline mystery  GazetteNET

When Larri Cochran sees a bee in the Northampton Community Garden, she does not avoid it. Rather, she whips out her camera to snap photos and videos.



MU study finds lack of effective policy to protect pollinators  The Maneater

MU professor Damon Hall looked at government policies around the country in a recent study addressing the decline in insect pollinators and found that while ...



This Humongous Bee Species Was 'Lost' For Decades, Beats Us How They Missed It  ScienceAlert

Looking at a picture of Wallace's giant bee, you wouldn't pick this insect as elusive.



Blundering Gardener: Mixing natives and non-native plants is good for pollinators  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Ever since it became apparent that pollinators were endangered by manmade changes in local habitats, ranging from changing temperatures to pesticides to ...



Using drones to track bees  Rapid City Journal

GRAND FORKS, N.D. | North Dakota is the nation's leader in honey production. The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is a leader in drones and drone ...



Could recent weather affect SJ almond crop?  Stockton Record

Ripon's Almond Blossom Festival is today through Sunday and while visitors will celebrate the biggest cash crop in town, those who grow those nuts are ...



Rise in Beehive Thefts Could Hurt California’s Almond Harvest  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

SOLANO COUNTY -- The Solano County Sheriff's Office says beehive thefts have spiked in recent weeks as the almond harvest gets underway. "Those people ...



Honey bee day will be Feb. 27, 2019 | Local News  Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — On a cold, snow-blown afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt signed a proclamation in honor of the honey bee.



'Bee-eye camera' helps support bees, grow food and protect the environment  ABC News

By learning how bees see and make decisions, it's possible to improve our understanding of how best to work with them to manage our essential resources, ...



Buzzing to California: Polk beekeeper Robbie Bell shipping 7,000 bee hives, containing about 420 million honeybees, westward for almond season  The Ledger

Strange but true: At least 7000 hives from Polk County — or approximately 420 million honeybees — are in California right now, buzzing around as they wait to ...



Bee pollination declines with more pesticide use | Crops  Post Register

JONESBORO, Ark. — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination after ...



Australian company specializing in bees taps into UND drone ...  Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota is the nation's leader in honey production. The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is a leader in drones and drone ...



What's the buzz? The value of bees - The Money  ABC News

Bees are worth about $14.2 billion to the Australian economy, most of it in pollination services. They pollinate about a third of the food we eat such as almonds, ...



DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors  Science Daily

Researchers have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This newly developed eDNA method holds a vast potential for ...



The secret life of bees  Cheney Free Press

Eastern Washington University was buzzing on Saturday, Feb. 9, when it hosted the Washington State Beekeeper's Association Conference, bringing in.



Local Schools Among 10 Receiving Pollinator Grants  KDUZ/KARP Radio

Ten Minnesota high schools have been awarded grants to establish habitat for imperiled insect pollinators and monarch butterflies. The pollinator habitat grants ...



It’s the bee’s knees: Northern apiculture symposium this weekend  My Yellowknife Now

With less than 20 producers in the territory, the beekeeping and honey production industry is a small yet popular one says wildlife veterinarian with the GNWT ...



Pesticides Are Harming Bees in Literally Every Possible Way  WIRED

This story originally appeared on Reveal and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting ...



Community News: Nature Center continues pollinator lecture series (2/19/19)  Dickinson County News

The pollinator world goes far beyond bees and butterflies to include mammals, birds and even reptiles. Learn about a variety of worldwide pollinators during the ...



Here's What Honey Wishes You Knew  Reader's Digest

One spring day, thankfully not too long from now, once the flowers have begun to open, a bee will hover and zip through your yard and dive-bomb your picnic ...



A New Use for Quantum Dots – Tracking the Pollination Process  Photonics.com

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, Feb. 18, 2019 — A pollination biologist from Stellenbosch University is breaking new ground in his field by using quantum dots ...



Mobile-phone microscope detects the 'silent killer' of honey bees  Phys.org

Bees are among the most important species responsible for pollinating about one-third of the world's food supply, with their contribution in the United States ...



To solve pollinator health crisis, state governments are key  Science Daily

For the first time, researchers have catalogued every pollinator protection policy enacted by state governments from 2000-2017. The resulting database of ...



Grasshoppers: They come, they eat, they … pollinate?  Mongabay.com

Attitudes toward grasshoppers and other leggy insects were immortalized in popular culture with Disney Pixar's 1998 animated hit “A Bug's Life.” “They come ...



February in California: Season for the Almond Bloom, Bees — and Bee Thieves  KQED

Two cases in California signal the beginning of a busy time for almond growers, beekeepers and those who try to hijack hives for a quick profit.



From O-Town to Bee City? There's a buzz about beekeeping in the capital  Ottawa Citizen

Dinah Robinson got busted for beekeeping last August. Robinson had two beehives in her backyard at her Centretown home. She was reported by an unknown ...



Bee stings, sticky hands: Brighton family bonds over beekeeping  Livingston Daily

The Kish family from Brighton has been beekeeping since 2013.



Reason bees move to buildings [NSTTV]  New Straits Times

Bees are fundamental to the ecosystem as they are responsible for around 80 per cent of tree and flower pollination.



Rusty patched bumblebee on the verge of extinction: How will this impact our lives?  India Today

The US Fish and Wildlife *Service* listed the rusty patched bumblebee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act last year in January.



Plan Bee: The Rise of Alternative Pollinators  The New York Times

Honeybees are under siege, straining the business of farming. Now growers are turning to other bee species to help their crops.



International bees monopolize prize assets in biodiversity hotspot  Infosurhoy

Hike around the natural habitats of San Diego County and it becomes abundantly clear that honey bees, foreign to the area, are everywhere. In a study, which ...



Native bee guru Dr Tim Heard leads Missabotti workshop | Guardian News  Nambucca Guardian News

People want to know where their food comes from and understand pollination is the key.



Thousands of bees mysteriously dying in Christchurch  Stuff.co.nz

A week ago she found 20000 dead bees. She's collected ice cream containers full of them every day since.



Buzz over Aussie bees who produce our food  PerthNow

Global bee populations, responsible for producing almost a third of our food, are in sharp decline. Australia's bees remain relatively safe - but for how long?



Citizen scientists and bee populations  The Ecologist

Citizen scientists are collaborating with researchers across Canada and the United States to monitor the effects of neonicotinoids on bees.



Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse  The Guardian

Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out.



Bees face yet another lethal threat in dicamba, a drift-prone pesticide  Grist

This story was originally published by Reveal and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was produced in collaboration with ...



While We Worry About Honeybees, Other Pollinators Are Disappearing - The Crux  Discover Magazine

A hyperfocus on the plight of hooneybees has left thousands of other species in the dark.



Where do the best strawberries grow?  Phys.Org

Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other flower-visiting insects. Because of their supply of flowering plants and ...



Learning To Become Beekeepers To Preserve The Future - Oskaloosa News  Oskaloosa news

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many a heart skips a beat when they see that bee lands near them, or on them. They are often dealt a quick swat, and we feel a sense of relief ...



Pollinating drone bees can’t replace honey bees, ecologists calculate  The Next Web

The successful demonstration of remote-controlled "drones-bees" by Netherlands' Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has been making news since ...



Blueberry bee pollination expo  Mirage News

15 Feb 2019 North coast blueberry producers are invited to a free pollination expo to connect with local beekeepers and to learn about successful pollination.



Beyond honey bees: Wild bees are also key pollinators, and some species are disappearing  The Conversation - US

Honeybees receive a lot of attention, but the first North American bee to be listed as an endangered species is a wild bumble bee. Wild bees are vital pollinators, ...



Honeybees are hurting. What else can pollinate our food?  The Seattle Times

Farmers are turning to other types of bees — like the blue orchard bee, the bumblebee and alfalfa leafcutter — that have proved to be effective pollinators of ...



7 Things You Should Know about Bees and Other Pollinators  Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

What are pollinators, and why do we need them? Read on to find out why pollinators are so important!



Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest  NPR

While honeybees and their buzzing hives and hyper-fertile queens get all the press for pollinating our food supply, the hard-working blue orchard bee is one of ...



Fact check: Is two-thirds of Australia's food production reliant on bee pollination?  ABC News

Fruit and vegetable magnate Robert Costa says that two-thirds of Australia's food relies upon bee pollination. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds that to be overstated.



This Beehive app could boost Nigeria’s honey production  Ventures Africa

Serial Nigerian entrepreneur, Amaete Umanah has developed a monitoring system with his company Honeyflow Africa that allows beekeepers to monitor their.



TomatoFest Reports Loss of Honeybees and Insect Species Worldwide Threatens to Compromise the Food Chain and Foretells a Catastrophic Collapse of Nature's Ecosystems  PR Web

Little River, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2019 -- Gary Ibsen, founder of TomatoFest® Heirloom Tomato Seeds, grower of more than 650 varieties of certified.



In the absence of bees, flies are responsible for pollination in the Arctic region  Science Daily

Most of the fauna in the Arctic region take part in pollinating, yet during the busiest flowering weeks, there's a shortage of such services. A recent study indicates ...



A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds  The Conversation - US

Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.



Crops could be impacted by heavy rain and hail across the Valley  KMPH Fox 26

If weather we've been seeing across the Valley recently is enough to bring trees down the way it has, you can bet it'll impact crops. “The three major weather ...



From gene editing to robotic honey bees: the pollinator crisis and new technology  Geographical

A tightening of restrictions on the insecticides known as neonicotinoids has brought hope that the decline in honey bees and wild pollinators can be reversed.



Article: Bee grateful this Thanksgiving for native pollinators  The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Many people do not realize that native bees have been pollinating the continent's flowering plants long before honey bees were brought from Europe. As bees ...



First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine Offers Hope for Pollinators and Fruit Growers  Fortune

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have developed the first edible vaccine for honey bees.



This robot could help pollinate crops if we kill all the bees  Fast Company

Inside a greenhouse at West Virginia University, a robot is rolling down aisles of blackberry plants learning to act like a bee. Computer vision algorithms are ...



Pollinator Biodiversity  National Science Foundation

If you're moving pollen from one plant to another, you might be a pollinator. Pollinators come in all shapes and sizes: butterflies, beetles, birds, bats and even ...



Invasion of the 'frankenbees': the danger of building a better bee  The Guardian

The long read: Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators.



Bee part of the solution to the pollination problem  Irish Times

Zurich startup offers each one of us the chance to help ensure the survival of the bees.



This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm  WIRED

In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.



What 88 Bee Genomes and 10 Years of Studying Apples Tell Us About the Future of Pollinators - D-brief  Discover Magazine

Stroll through an apple orchard in bloom, and you'll be surrounded with the buzz of busy bees. But unless the farm manager has rented hives of domesticated ...



Insect protection law mooted by German minister  DW (English)

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze says concerns over insect extinction have prompted demands for better safeguards. New research suggests 40 percent of ...



The Super Bowl of Beekeeping  The New York Times

Almond growing in California is a $7.6 billion industry that wouldn't be possible without the 30 billion bees (and hundreds of human beekeepers) who keep the ...



Honeybees hog the limelight, yet wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinators  The Conversation - UK

Honeybees are responsible for only a third of crop pollination in Britain.



Solar Farms Shine a Ray of Hope on Bees and Butterflies  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...



11 fascinating facts about bees, the most important pollinators  Rappler

One-third of food produced in the world depends on pollination, and bees hold the most important role among all pollinators.



Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies  Science Daily

Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of ...



Pollination Drones Seen as Assistants for Ailing Bees  Robotics Business Review

Pollination drones are being developed by researchers worldwide, copying biological designs to help farmers as bee populations decline.



Robotic insects could pollinate plants should bees collapse  Digital Journal

Bees, which perform the vital pollination role required for framing, are in decline. In case of an event that wipes out most bees from the planet, scientists are ...



Keeping honeybees doesn't save bees – or the environment  The Conversation - UK

It's no secret that bee populations are in decline across the UK and Europe. There has also been a fantastic increase in public awareness over the past few ...



14 Pollinator-Friendly Colleges That Have Us Buzzing  Sierra Magazine

Bee Campus USA-certified schools bring bees to higher education.



Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers  The Guardian

Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers' food crops, expert to tell UN.



The farmer wants a hive: inside the world of renting bees  The Conversation AU

Many fruits, nuts and other crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers at just the right time of year. Many farmers rent bees to get the job done at pollination time.



Flowers can hear buzzing bees—and it makes their nectar sweeter  National Geographic

Even on the quietest days, the world is full of sounds: birds chirping, wind rustling through trees, and insects humming about their business. The ears of both ...



Sorry, vegans. If you don’t eat honey, avocados might be off-limits, too.  The Washington Post

One thing that most sensible people can agree on — whether they're vegan, meat-eaters, paleo, keto or whatever food tribe they happen to belong to — is that ...



How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways  Smithsonian.com

As the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitement.



Orchards in natural habitats draw bee diversity, improve apple production  Science Daily

Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats.



Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?  Smithsonian.com

“I'm surprised it took you so long to ask,” Brandon Hopkins says with a laugh. The 35-year-old entomologist is preparing samples to be sent to the USDA ...



The secret to better berries? Wild bees  Phys.Org

Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields—producing ...



Planting more hedgerows and trees could help bees thrive once again  Science Daily

Planting more hedgerows and trees could hold the key to helping UK bees thrive once again, a new study argues. And researchers suggest artificial intelligence ...



I-76 Is Blossoming Into A Pollinator Highway For Colorado Bees, Birds And Even Flies  Colorado Public Radio

Soon the buzzing heard down the I-76 won't just come from cars, but from hives of pollinators too. The route connecting Denver to Nebraska is becoming a ...



Scientists create edible honey bee vaccine to protect them from deadly diseases  Fox News

The first-ever vaccine for insects now exists, thanks to scientists at the University of Helsinki in Finland hoping to save one of the most crucial pollinators in the ...



Insects disappearing, leaving threat of pest plague  Searchlight Newspaper

Up to 40 per cent of insect species in the world is undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” and can disappear. That is the grim conclusion of scientific researchers ...


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