A Bonus Podcast and This Week's Podcast: A Replay: Naturally Sweet: Zeke Freeman on "Varietal" Honey
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may not be able to see a field of clover, or buckwheat or an orchard of
blooming orange trees, but you may be able to experience these visions with other
senses, for example by smelling and tasting some of Bee Raw Honey’s products. While
working as a buyer for the fine-foods purveyor, Dean & Deluca, in New York
City, our guest today, Zeke Freeman came across Beehive Bee Products, Inc.,
whose founder, Ann Becker, was developing a business of selling single floral
varietal honeys. Working as an advisor, Freeman repackaged Beehive’s honeys in
clear, retro-inspired glass jars with handsome graphic labels. In 2005, Freeman
acquired Beehive Bee Products and re-launched the company under its current
name: Bee Raw Honey.
Bee Raw Honey offers raw, unfiltered, varietal honey
from family-owned apiaries across the country, and each variety is derived from
a single floral source, giving it distinct color, flavor and aroma.
“flavors” in the American Honey Collection are Raspberry, Blueberry, Orange
Blossom, Cranberry, Buckwheat, Sage, Sweet Yellow Clover, Basswood and Sourwood.
And being a new and up-to-the-minute product, the
company also has a line of family-run apiaries in New York City.A fourth generation beekeeperand founder of the New York City
Beekeepers Association, Andrew Cote, tends
rooftophives that produced this “honey flight.”
Included in this sampler of
“Rooftop Honey” in glass tubes (left) with cork stoppers sealed with beeswax are
Hell’s Kitchen, Central Park, The High Line and Harlem Rooftop Honey.
The New York City or the American Honey Collection
vials are packaged with a beautiful oak block in a box that would make a
wonderful holiday gift. For more information: www.beeraw.com.