Wednesday, April 25, 2012

young entrepreneurs- local bee keeper

I love supporting the local kids with their crafts.
One thing that I was looking for, to sell at this sale, was some local honey.  
The benefits of local honey are amazing.  The bees use pollen from the flowers that may cause seasonal allergies, so if you eat the local honey, it will help build up your immune system.  
After researching honey I could not believe all the benefits that honey supplies:

Honey is so much more than a sweetener…
It is high in antioxidants and cancer fighting phytonutrients…Aids in morning sickness, sore throats, bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach, hair loss, infertility, digestive problems, cough suppressant….just to name a few….   
It can be used as a sweetener or in baking.  Many people prefer it to table sugar!

It is high in vitamins and minerals; it also has anti microbial, anti inflammatory, anti fungal and has antiseptic properties, so it can be used as a salve or antibiotic.

I contacted several local honey suppliers, but no one even returned my calls :(
My husband told me about a young man that he had talked to at a local flea market, that sold honey and did a really good job at setting up his booth.
So we went the next month, and I met Jared, 16. 
He had a wonderful booth and was so knowledgeable about bees and honey.
He told me that he had been keeping bees since he was 10.  
He explained to me that he had light honey - made from Spring flowers, and dark honey - made from Fall flowers.
We bought a jar of both and took them home and tried them.  They were both delicious!
The Spring honey was light and sweet.  
The Fall dark honey was rich and delicious. 
I couldn't decide which I liked best!
So I contacted Jared and bought both for the sale.
If you come to the sale, you will have to try them both!  They are delicious!  

Besides ALL the good things about honey.... It is good to buy local and support a young entrepreneur!


  1. What a beautiful presentation! I love honey and I agree, buy local if you can! What a heartwarming story about Jared, I wish you both success at your sale!

  2. I love that you want to support local craftsman/artist and young ones at that. There's a place close to my home that sells local honey. I'll have to give it a try. Sure wish I lived close enough to come to your sale. Wishing you great success!

    Elizabeth Ann

  3. What a wonderful thing to do. I try to buy local as much as I can, too. It is wonderful to support the young artists in our area. Great post and Jared sounds like a great kid. I love the light honey but not the darker ones. My favorite is orange blossom honey followed by clover honey. xo Diana

  4. Love that honey display. Do you sell bird or pattern for it?