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