Rose Honey from the Heart
The first Good Food Award winning honey in the state. Biodynamic rose petals from Happy Heart Farm CSA in Fort Collins are gently stirred into out alfalfa/wildflower honey and left to infuse for the summer. The result is a subtle rose scented and flavored utterly delicious honey. It is simply stunning with a warm brie or goat cheese. Great on ice cream. We love it drizzled on whipped cream topped hot cocoa, too. A rare honey that is limited by the amount of rose petals we can harvest annually. Get it why you can!
Beth Conrey has always been a bit “buggy.” She collected insects as a child for 4H projects in both Maryland and New Mexico and her collection still hangs in her front hallway. She has been beekeeping for over 20 years, starting with just 2 hives, and found herself fascinated. She now has 125 hives in various locations in Weld, Larimer and Boulder counties.
She says she’s astounded by the differences in the pollens being collected by different hives and different bees within the hive at various times throughout the production season. Where do they find it? What is blooming that they have so much in their little pollen baskets that they can barely fly? How do they “spread the word”? It is no wonder that the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the single most well studied beneficial species on the planet.