Blossoms and Honey

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At our community garden, there are beautiful fruit trees that are loved and treated well and never sprayed. Nothing in our garden is.

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And there are bees that visit these beautiful fruit trees.

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And in August, when one of our local Farmers’ Markets FINALLY opens, you can buy their beautiful honey.

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The First Spring Honey is pale and lovely and minty and one of the most intensely wonderful things I’ve ever tasted.

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Now I know, I KNOW, many of you are strict vegans, and I COMPLETELY respect that, but I have a thing for these little guys and their products.

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There is something about participating in a very small, small circle of life that feeds us both.

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This year, in his own small patch of garden, my son is planting flowers.

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Not so much because he likes honey, but because to him, it is the right thing.

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4 thoughts on “Blossoms and Honey

  1. I happen to love raw and local honey. It is fabulous tasting (sigh!) and more so, helps keep pur bees healthy. A local couple I buy from has wonderful hives – the hives are near the blueberry section of their farm. Soon! I will get more 😉

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