John Muir Field on the far west side of Madison, Wisconsin contains more than a dozen parks and restored prairies. He would be pleased to know this area the far south west side of Madison was not only named after him but also the wildflowers and trees there provided nectar to local honeybees. Together they help to preserve each other because the trees and flowers need the bees as much as the bees need them.
Fortunately for us, the bees in our Muir Field location were very productive during the spring and summer of 2017. Our August harvest produced beautiful golden honey that tasted fantastic. We actually had a few observers wanting to learn about the honey extraction process come to witness the extraction of the honey. And as those observers tasted the honey as it oozed from the comb as we uncapped, or as it ran out of the extractor into a bucket they were “oohing and aahing” at the beauty of the flowing honey and the wonderful taste.
We hope that all who have the chance to taste this particular batch of honey will find it as satisfying and delicious as our observers did on extraction day!
(Dutch for “eat well and with taste”)