BHC: “Our honey is pure, raw, high quality and local”
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I like to add honey to everything – to chicken when I fry it, to my lemon tea when I have a cold, and even to my salad sauce.
Recently I was really lucky to talk to Andy Reseska, the founder, owner, and chief apiarist of the Boston Honey Company.
Today the Boston Honey Company runs around 1300 honeybee colonies producing honey in Massachusetts during the summer and around 700 colonies spending a warmer winter in southeast Georgia.
“We produce, pack and distribute our honey allowing for complete control on quality from the beehive to the consumer. Other brands buy honey from commercial honey producers and highly process (heat/filtration) the honey to give it a long shelf life. We gently heat and strain the honey. We are probably the only producer in the region that is Kosher certified in the extracting and bottling of honey. Most honey packers who are kosher certified are only certified at bottling, commercial beekeepers generally are not kosher certified”, – Andy says.
The company is also working on different skincare products – beeswax lip balm will be ready for market this fall.
As one of the best local food companies, the Boston Honey Company will participate at the Boston Local Food Festival in October.
“We have been participating in the BFF since its first year. BFF is a perfect venue for showcasing our honey products”.
Andy gave me the wonderful honey recipe: “The recipe for a honey sports drink that we have been making for our son who is a runner for years. The recipe was developed by a university researcher and is better than sports drinks”.
Honey/lemon sports drink:
7 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup BHC local honey
1/2 t salt
Dissolve honey into 2 cups of warm water combine with remaining water, lemon juice and salt.
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