The ABC’s of Bees & Honey

We’ve come a long way with the production of honey. In the last century we have learned a lot more about the science of bees and honey, and all that scientific ‘know how’ has led to the understanding that all sweeteners are definitely not created equal.

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The History of Honey

The History of Honey

Honey vs. cane sugar – the battle rages on. Winnie-the-Pooh didn’t have a brain, a fact he readily admitted. But, he didn’t need one to know how good honey was, nor how to find it. Pre-historic cave drawings in Europe seem to indicate that men were stealing honey from bees in the wild since before 8000 B.C.

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Why is my Honey Funny?

The texture and color of honey depends not only on the variety, but also on the location the honey is made (where the bees did their work), and the season the honey was produced. Is your Honey Funny? Or is that they way real honey is supposed to be?

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Where Does Your Honey Come From?

Where Does Your Honey Come From?

Yes, that little squeeze bear, as cute and as innocent looking as Pooh, may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. While the production of honey pales in comparison to that of sugar, billions of pounds are produced every year — so it is definitely a big business. Where does your honey come from?…

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Traditional Kishibori Shoyu – Made in Barrels Over 100 Years Old

Traditional Kishibori Shoyu – Made in Barrels Over 100 Years Old

Why Soy Sauces are not all create equal. What’s in your cupboard? One day early in 2002, in our old wood warehouse, we lined up eight difference sauces on one of our longest wooden tables. It was a blind taste test of brown-colored liquids from three different countries. The result? The similarities…

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Jaipur Avenue Masala Chai

Jaipur Avenue Masala Chai

Meet Jillu Zaveri and her Perfectly Delicious Instant Chai by Eliza Ward I first met Jillu Zaveri, the President of Jaipur Avenue, Inc, in 2011 – just after she launched her new chai venture. Jillu grew up in Mumbai, India, and presently lives in Seattle – our home town. Although she spent…

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Raw Honey from the Edge of the World

Julian Wolfhegen founded the Tasmanian Honey Company in 1980. A consummate environmentalist, Julian’s interest in bees and honey came as he was searching for a more meaningful life path – one that was both ecologically and philosophically sustainable. Learn more about the Tasmanian Honey Company

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