September 6, 2016

What is a “Trap-Out”?
The trap-out works by allowing the bees out of wherever they’ve chosen to nest, but not allowing them to get back.

A wire cone is placed over the entrance so they can crawl along it and out of the open end. At the end of the cone we place a mini hi...

September 6, 2016

Varroa mites are external, parasites of worker (female) and drone (male)honey bees. Varroa mites are visible to the naked eye and look somewhat like a tick. They feed on the blood of adult bees and the developing brood (baby bees). The reproduction cycle of the mite ta...

September 6, 2016

Welcome to the world of beekeeping! Sarasota Honey Company is proud to support the beekeeping community of the Florida Suncoast! We provide all the beekeeping supplies and equipment to meet the needs of the hobbyist to the commercial beekeeper. Our wide range of produc...

September 6, 2016

“Planting for Bees from Backyards and Up” by Jessica Swenson

The honey bees are dying off at an alarming rate. Over 100 United States crops rely on the honeybee pollination to grow and survive. The honey bees are slowly losing their natural environment, which is drasti...

September 6, 2016

What Causes Honey Bees to Swarm?

When warm weather and plentiful supplies of flowers and pollen such as our citrus flower blooms in Florida stimulate the queen to lay more eggs. The resulting large numbers of young bees causes overcrowding in the hive, impeding both the...

September 6, 2016

Sarasota Honey Company has Proven Florida raised Italian VSH Queens ready for spring honey flow! They are selected from the best bee hives based on their honey production, personality, hygienic behavior and brood patterns. To ensure the best queens are sent to our cust...

September 6, 2016

Why Rescue?
To save the bees …surprisingly, many people are not aware that without bee pollination, much of man’s food supply would not exist.

We do not exterminate! ….when rescued, the bees are safely transported to our Bee Sanctuary. The bees are then monitored, cared...

September 6, 2016

The differences between raw and pasteurized honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. These are the very nutrients that are destroyed during the hea...

September 6, 2016

Recently Sarasota Honey Company has received an increase of calls regarding honey bee swarms. Honey bee swarming tends to occur in the spring, right before or during a honey flow. A honey flow is a term used to indicate that one or more major nectar sources are in bloo...

September 6, 2016


  • 2 pounds baby carrots with tops

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

  • 2 tablespoons honey

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