Our Honey Bee Colonies are located in an area where most of their
foraging is done on Wild Flowers. This unique mix of Wild Flowers
produces a flavorful tasting honey. July thru September we harvest
the sweet nectar from the Honey Bees. We begin by gently coaxing
the bees from the honeycombs and then take the honeycombs to the
honey house. At the honey house a hot knife is used to remove the
bees wax cappings from the sealed honeycombs. We then position
the combs in a stainless steel honey extractor, which uses centrifugal
force to extract the honey from the bees wax cells. After the honey
is extracted, we strain the sweet nectar to remove any wax or impurities.
Our last step is to put the honey in containers.
Honey is used as a natural, healthy sweetener in coffee, tea,
over ice cream and fresh fruit, and in cooking such as ham, baked
beans, barbecuing, squash and carrots. Traditional uses would be
on biscuits, bread and muffins. When you open a jar of Cook’s
Sugar Bush honey, you might think you are standing in a meadow
of sweet scented wild flowers.