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honey going through strainer

 Honey-Caramelized Bananas and Oranges Servings per Recipe: 2 (NatŐl Honey Board)Wouldn't this quick and easy dessert go great with some vanilla ice cream or on top of a slice of pound cake
2 large bananas1 orange peeled and sliced1/4 cup honey2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Instructions: Peel and cut bananas in half lengthwise; place in small flameproof dish with orange slices. Drizzle with honey; sprinkle with walnuts.On top rack of preheated broiler; broil fruit about 5 minutes or until heated but not burnt. Remove from broiler. Serve warm with vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream, if desired.If desired pour Brandy over top and flame.

bee on Michaelmas daisy
In the autumn bees go to the aster family flowers. This is a Michaelmas Daisy, a autumn favorite of our bees.

honey bottles

Statice and lavender are in our Spring and Summer honey.

bee on borage

We have lots of Borage on the farm and the bees really love it! It makes great honey, too! Here in Northern California Borage blooms almost all year.

Honey Carrot Soup
Servings per Recipe:4 (National Honey Board)
This low-cholesterol vegetable soup makes a grand entrance when topped with a swirl of nonfat sour cream and sprinkled with parsley.

:1 package (16-oz.) baby carrots,
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth,
1 onion chopped,
1 cup 2% milk,
1/4 cup honey,
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (to taste)

Instructions: In large saucepan, combine carrots, chicken broth and onion. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Transfer mixture to blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Return to saucepan. Add milk and honey. Return to simmer. Serve hot or chilled, sprinkled with nutmeg. Garnish with chives. Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe

Bee collecting pollen from clover
The bees love collecting
pollen and nectar from Clover .

Honey Echinacea Soother

4 whole cloves
1 echinacea or chamomile tea bag
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. each: honey and lemon juice, or to taste.

Place cloves, cinnamon and tea bag in a mug. Fill 3/4 full with boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove cloves, cinnamon stick and tea bag; stir in honey and lemon juice. Makes 1 serving.

If you have a rotten cold (What other kind of cold is there?) and want to sleep better, add 2 Tbsp. whiskey or brandy to each mug. Personally, I have never measured the whiskey nor brandy, just poured some in.


Not all honey is equal in flavor, sweetness or aroma.
It all depends on where the bees gathered their nectar.

Our wild flower honey is a light flavored, medium amber hue.
Our honey was awarded two ribbons at the 2009 Harvest Fair.

To the best of our knowledge our
honey is a combination of some of the following nectars:
wild mustard, clover, lavender, stork's beak, wild radish, borage, pumpkin blossoms,
roses, statice,pennyroyal, mint, lemon verbena, black locust, catalpa, and sunflowers.

What they forage on depends, of course, on what is blooming.

The honey is sold here at the farm. We are looking forward to a good 2017 honey crop. The bees will be out on the wild mustard, wild radish, dandelions,borage, blackberries and other flowers. Most of our honey is a medium color with a mild, pleasant taste. The spring honey should be available in May or June depending on the weather.

All our honey is raw honey that has been extracted right here on the farm and carefully strained through a double layered sieve before bottling.
It is worth the trip, believe us!

Bees fly when the temperature is generally above 55ˇ, it is not raining and it is not too windy.

Peterson's Farm
636 Gossage Ave. Petaluma, CA 94952


Bee Queen T-shirt

This is Margie Hebert, our daughter, wearing the Bee Queen T-Shirt I made from one of my favorite photos taken of the queen and her court in our observation hive. These shirts are for sale for $16 each plus shipping. Please contact me at Ettamarie@petersonsfarm.com to order one or buy one at the farm when you come.
I am not set up to take credit cards but will be glad to take your check or money order.

To learn more about honey bees and find more recipes
see our grandchildren's and their friend's
Liberty 4-H Bee Web Site

Hector working bees at GAF
The Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association teaches people about beekeeping. This is Hector Alvarez demonstrating opening a hive at the Gravenstein Apple Fair. To learn more about this association see the web site www.sonomabees.org
(This photo was used in Bee Culture Magazine's 2007 calendar as an example of how to crop photos for their next contest.)

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If you are interested in tasting and buying lavender honey or buying lavender and lavender products, check out Richard and Joanne Wallenstein's site.

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