Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Raw honey from The Barefoot Beekeepers [giveaway]

A couple weeks ago we got more snow on April Fool's Day, which was a cruel joke, although not uncommon around here. But since it's cold again, that means more opportunity to drink hot tea with raw honey.

Taproot Studio and Farm is a community-driven business that features emerging local artists and small-batch food makers (including The Barefoot Beekeepers), as well as responsible artisans from around the world.

Taproot helps to preserve the simple pleasures of products that have been handmade by skilled artists to create meaningful change for the artisans and their families. Do you strive to live locally and closer to the ground?

instagram.com/taprootstudioandfarm

Pictured above is a one pound jar of treatment-free, raw honey that's sealed and hand-dipped in beeswax from the same hives where the honey's from. Cool, huh? I feel bad opening the jar since it's such a unique thing.

The Barefoot Beekeepers practice a holistic approach to beekeeping, keeping it simple. They use essential oils such as thyme, lemongrass, and spearmint to combat the varroa mite. Do you know this mite is? It's one of the major killers of the honeybee population in recent years, and The Barefoot Beekeepers have had great success with using their techniques.

This raw honey is a combination of local wildflower and clover, making the perfect combination of delicate flavor and texture. I haven't tried it with cheese, but Taproot suggests it's a great pairing. Or if you're like me, simply spread the honey on toast or put it in your tea. Using a honey dipper like the one below makes things fun.

etsy.com/listing/273925616/hand-made-fair-trade-olive-wood-honey

Eat local honey and support the bees! Check out a short bee infographic I posted about why they matter.

In the mood for honey now?! Taproot Studio and Farm is graciously offering a one pound jar of raw wildflower honey AND an olive wood honey dipper to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.


59 comments:

  1. I learned that the jars are 1 pound each.

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  2. I learned that Charles Muth was the first person to sell honey by the pound.

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  3. I learned that The Barefoot Beekeepers use essential oils such as Thyme, Lemongrass, and Spearmint oils to combat the varroa mite. This mite is one of the major killers of the honeybee population in recent years.

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  4. This was the most interesting to me as flavour is real concern as I tend to use honey in many different recipes.This special honey is a combination of our local wildflower and clover to make the perfect combination of its delicate flavor and texture. Best paired with cheese or simply spread on your favourite baked good.

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  5. This was the most interesting to me as flavour is real concern as I tend to use honey in many different recipes.This special honey is a combination of our local wildflower and clover to make the perfect combination of its delicate flavor and texture. Best paired with cheese or simply spread on your favourite baked good.

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  6. Wow the first to sell Honey by the pound is an accomplishment. Would love to win as I love Honey on a lot of things and by itself.

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  7. Today I learned they are Ready to ship in
    1 business day

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  8. Charles Muth was the first person to sell honey by the pound.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. If honey crystallizes, put jar in warm (not hot) water.

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  10. Charles Muth was the first person to sell honey by the pound! :)

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  11. I learned that it's chemical free honey

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  12. I learned that it's chemical free honey

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  13. using essential oils such as Thyme, Lemongrass, and Spearmint oils to combat the varroa mite. This mite is one of the major killers of the honeybee population in recent years.

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  14. Raw honey should not be fed to infants under 1 year of age.

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  15. I learned that the glass jars they use are called Muth Honey Bottles. Replicated after the famed 1800's Beekeeper Charles Muth who was the first person to sell honey by the pound.

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  16. Like everybody else, I learned they sell honey by the pound and store their product in glass jars.

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  17. I learned that they dip each jar in beeswax from their bees.

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  18. I had no idea that you could use natural essential oils fight against mites that kill off bee populations...with bees in such a dire state, you would think that this would be an easy solution to put into place. Glad to support a holistic company like this one.

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  19. I learned the jars are fashioned after ones from the 1800's! Great to use when done with honey!

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  20. I learned that if the honey crystallizes you can put it in warm/hot water for 20 minutes or until it liquefies.

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  21. I learned that Taproot Honey is from Northern Illinois and ships worldwide from there.

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  22. I learned that they dip the 1lb jars in beeswax to seal the corked closure.

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  23. I learned that they're from Illinois which is pretty cool since I'm in Illinois, too :)

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  24. I love that they dip the jars in beeswax to seal them.

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  25. I learnt that all real honey crystallizes.

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  26. Charles Muth who was the first person to sell honey by the pound.

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  27. I learned that their honey is All natural, raw, unheated, chemical-free.

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  28. I learned how to "uncrystalize " honey--20 minutes in hot/warm water--great idea!
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  29. Great giveaway! I learnt that is handmade :)

    Debora Ferri
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  30. I learned that their honey bees forage in prairie wild-flowers and marshes of Northern Illinois.

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  31. I learned Charles Muth was the first to sell honey by the pound.

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  32. honey crystallizes, put jar in warm water

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  33. They use a holistic approach to producing honey. Yum!

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  34. I found out people pair cheese with honey? Thats definitely something new lol.

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  35. I learned they use essential oils such as Thyme, Lemongrass, and Spearmint oils to combat the varroa mite. This mite is one of the major killers of the honeybee population in recent years.

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  36. I learned that Charles Muth was the first person to sell honey by the pound :-)

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  37. I learned that the jars are 1 pound each

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  38. I learned the varroa mite is one of the major killers of the honeybee population in recent years.

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  39. I learned Taproot's bees forage on the prairie wild-flowers in Northern Illinois.

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  40. Their honey bees get to forage in the beautiful prairie wild-flowers and marshes of Northern Illinois.

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  41. I learned that the glass jars they use are called Muth Honey Bottles.

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  42. I learned that their bottles are sealed with beeswax.

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  43. I learned that he learned beekeeping from his grandfather. I wish I had paid more attention to all the things my grandparents tried to teach me. Nice website.

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  44. I loved reading how the jars are replicas of 19th century honey jars, and are sealed in beeswax.

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  45. . learned that they use a holistic approach to beekeeping.

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  46. I was unaware of the verroa mite being such an issue for honeybees, learn something new everyday!

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  47. I learned that famed 1800's Beekeeper Charles Muth who was the first person to sell honey by the pound! Interesting. :)

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  48. The 1lb jars are individually hand-dipped in beeswax from our own hives to seal the corked closure.

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  49. They practice a holistic approach to beekeeping.

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  50. I wasn't aware that all honey could crystallize - I never have any left over for long

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  51. I learned that they ship worldwide

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  52. I learned not to feed raw honey to children under 1 yr of age.

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  53. I did not know that all honey forms crystals

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  54. I learned what a Muth Honey Bottle is and where it came from.

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  55. I learned the glass jars are replicas of the 1800's Muth jars.

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  56. I learned that the glass jars go back to be3ekeepers in the 1800's.

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