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


September 6, 2016

  • Fresh pineapple slices work well here too. 

  • Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings.

  • Ingredients   2/3 cup honey

  • 1 (15.25-oz.) can pineapple slices in juice, drained

  • 1 1/3 cups suga

  • r3/4 cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extrac...

September 6, 2016

There are not many things tastier than a hot-from-the-oven buttered yeast roll. This is an updated recipe of an old-fashioned southern favorite that is sweetened with honey and will melt in your mouth.

  • Yield: Makes 28 rolls...

September 6, 2016

Ingredients 1 lb. Dry cured bacon, sliced – I like Niman Ranch 2 tbsp. Raw Honey ¼ c. Light Brown Sugar 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard ½ tsp. Kosher Salt ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Top with a wire...

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