Hometown Honey

It was 1992 in Kennesaw Georgia on a small one acre lot, within a subdivision, when a man asked himself a simple question. Why wont my fruits and vegetables grow? Could it be the lack of honeybees in Kennesaw? Nineteen years later this same man now keeps bees on eleven properties(soon to be thirteen). Beekeeping on farms is very beneficial for both the keeper and the farm. The entire natural system must work together to keep strong in order to stay alive. Plentiful rains in the Spring call for a good honey harvest. A dry summer can result in loss of honey and bees. The act of treating crops can disorient our little pollinators resulting in death. Our changing environment is affecting our overall well being. Can honey bees help the turnaround of our agricultural system? Beekeeping is by no means an easy process. Honey ranges from clear to black and is made up of seven different varieties. The darker the honey the more vitamins and minerals you can expect to receive. Different seasons bring us different types of honey. Sourwood is predominant in Georgia late Summer.  Atlanta's Hometown Honey mixed flower, light amber variety reigns golden champion after winning first place in the country for taste. Brian Higgins and his son Branden run Hometown Honey with the help of several others you can find happily awaiting at your local farmers markets in the Atlanta area. Next time you purchase raw honey be sure to check the label , it should read “100% pure honey”. Enjoy Wildflower honey now at Trackside. Ask your server what dishes and cocktails Hometown Honey is sweetening up this week.

 

Can you find Queen Bee? Most Beekeepers mark their Queens with a small dot. This allows them to better keep track of each hive. 

Can you find Queen Bee? Most Beekeepers mark their Queens with a small dot. This allows them to better keep track of each hive.