Honey, Let's Talk!


"We need to talk" is one of my least favorite ways for a conversation to get started, but if the outcome is going to be about actual honey, well then: honey, we need to talk!  

Let's talk Lavender Pollinated Raw Honey!  Upstate South Carolina based Twin Creeks Lavender farm played host to Vdovichenko Bee Farm's bees this season, and the result is pure gold!  Third generation bee keepers, the Vdovichenko family brought their mobile bee hive and honey processing to Twin Creeks Lavender and let those bees do what bees do best! 

Owner of Twin Creeks Lavender, Michelle

Unlike some lavender honey, where the honey is simply infused with lavender buds, this organic, raw honey is actually made with the pollen from the field of organically grown lavender, giving it just the right hint of authentic lavender flavor.

This authentic lavender pollinated honey only happens once a year, and it only happens in small batches, so if you're looking for some locally made, raw, organic and incredibly delicious honey, go HERE.   

There are so many amazing health benefits to honey, that it seems silly to list them all out, but we did find this article on things you may NOT know about the benefits of honey from Self.com, including hangover help! 

Mobile Beehives:

Here's Michelle in a bee suit! So cute! 

Time To Process:

Can we just talk about how cool bees are?!?!  If a bee falls in its honey and gets covered in its own sticky honey mess, the Vdovichenko family member that's working with the honey will just pull them out, set them aside, and then the bee will bounce back to life!!! Pretty rad little creatures!

In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.  That is CRAZY to think about! Enjoy that honey!  Those bees worked hard for it! 

All the photos from this online journal are from the Vdovichenko Bee Farm bee keepers!  

UP NEXT: Honey, What do I do with all my honey? 

-Tara