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BK-059

The Honey Revolution

$ 6.95

BK-060

Health
and the
Honeybee

$ 22.95

BK-062

Old Favorite
Honey Recipes

$ 10.00

Since ancient times, honey has been known for its many healthful benefits, but what many don't know is that it's still a "revolutionary food," both good to eat and good for you.
The Honey Revolution provides facts to help your improve your health. You will learn: Why honey is the sweetener of choice for diabetics, how honey can improve your sleep and more. (71 pages)
The therapeutic application of bee products, or apitherapy, is an ancient practice soon to find its place in modern medicine. Charles Mraz has brought the natural benefits of bee venom therapy to the United States. In this personal recounting of his life's work Mraz shares his experiences.
(92 pages)
This book features more than 250 recipes gathered over the years by American honey producers, revised and updated for the modern kitchen. From the classic honey bun to more obscure dishes, this collection showcases honey's versatility in breads, desserts, vegetables, meats and more. (138 pages)

BK-057

Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook

$ 24.95

BK-055

Kendal
the
Baker Bee

$ 11.95

BK-054

The Hibernation Diet

$ 14.95

A guide to creating, harvesting, and cooking with natural honeys. by Kim Flottum with lots of full color pictures.

A Tale about Heroes and Good Deeds This is a values-packed fantasy for ages nine to ninety. Neither genius, training nor athletic ability makes a hero. Follow Kendal, an ordinary drone, as he makes his mark in a hive of 40,000 industrious female worker bees.
by John A. Hartigan
(142 pages)

You can have more energy and lose weight while you sleep. The Hibernation Diet takes your body back to its natural balance with honey, wholesome food and resistance exercise.
by Mike & Stuart Mclnnes
(150 pages)

BK-063

 Honey
I'm
Homemade

$ 21.95

BK-007

Folk Medicine

$ 6.99

BK-061

Beekeeping
For
Dummies

$ 29.95

Honey, I'm Homemade showcases a wealth of recipes for cookie, breads, pies, puddings, and cakes that feature honey as an essential ingredient. Noted entomologist May Berenbaum also details the fascinating history of honey harvesting and consumption around the world.
(163 pages)
This book tells how resourceful and self-sufficient people drew on such natural substances as honey, apple cider, kelp, and corn oil.
by D.C. Jarvis, M.D.
(192 pages)
A beginner's guide to becoming a successful beekeeper.
(358 pages)

BK-019

The Royal Jelly Miracle

$ 2.25

 

BK-040

Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis and Honey

$ 4.95

 

BK-041

Health and Healing with Bee Products

$ 11.95

 

A cheap guide book to the amazing powers of royal jelly.
by Dr. Reynaud Allen, N.D. & John B. Lust, N.D.
(21 pages)
Provides valuable information on bee products, their safe usage and supporting research and includes information on their primary applications.
by Rita Elkins M.H.

(58 pages)
Beehive products are nutritional and medicinal powerhouses. They are effectively used for hundreds of reasons from hair loss to arteriosclerosis. Here's the buzz on some of Mother Nature's most perfect foods.
(60 pages)

BK-053

The Candlemaker's Companion

$ 27.95

BK-042

From Flower
to Honey

$ 5.95

Soft Cover

BK-023

Honey
The
Gourmet
Medicine

$ 9.95

A complete guide to rolling, pouring, dipping and decorating your own candles.
by Betty Oppenheimer
(199 pages)
How is Honey Made?
  1. Flower open.
  2. Bees fly to the flower.
  3. Bees drink nectar.

What happens next? Read this book to find out! (24 pages)

I think this a cool book - because there is a picture of me in it!

Folk medicine lore is replete with tales of the curative properties of honey. Now numerous studies document honey's medicinal properties providing ample supporting evidence for anecdotal claims. Honey is an effective treatment for a variety of ailments. This insightful book summarizes the medicinal value of honey and explores honey as a gastronomic treat. (105 pages)

BK-001

The Miracle of Honey

$ 12.95

BK-028

Nature's Golden Treasure Honey Cookbook

$ 14.95

BK-003

Putting it up with Honey

$ 19.95

Practical Tips for Health, Home & Beauty
Mouth-watering recipes, variety of uses for honey to help cleanse, heal, soften and moisturize skin and nails, advice on how to choose and store honey.

by Penny Stanway
(134 pages)
Complete honey cookbook.
by Joe Parkhill
(198 pages)
A natural foods canning cookbook with 207 recipes for preserving foods without using sugar or harmful preservatives.
by Susann Geiskopf-Hadler
(207 pages)

BK-012

The Secret Life of Bees

$ 16.00

BK-037

Honey a Connoisseur's Guide with Recipes

$ 14.95

BK-064

Bees &
Bee-Keeping

$ 14.95

"The tale of one motherless daughter's discovery of what family really means - and strange and wondrous places we find love." - The Washington Post
by Sue Monk Kidd
(302 pages)
Includes 85 classic recipes and tasting notes for more than 50 varieties of honey.
by Gene Opton
(136 pages)
Educational with lots of color pictures. This book is intended to be no more than an introduction to the world of bees and to show the beginner what caring for them involves.
by Derek Hall
(255 pages)

BK-050

The Backyard Beekeeper

$ 24.99

BK-033

Beekeeping Basics

$ 14.95

BK-024

First Lessons in Beekeeping

$ 14.95

 

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum with lots of full color pictures.
(167 pages)

Beekeeping basics from Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
by MAAREC
(98 pages)

For beginning beekeepers
New 2007 addition from Dadant.
by Keith Delaplane

(166 pages)

BK-058

The Backyard Vintner

$ 19.99

   

BK-026

The Hive and the Honey Bee

$ 59.95

Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard.
by Jim Law
(175 pages)
  Hardcover book with all the detailed information a beekeeper would ever need to know.
by Dadant

(1260 pages)

BK-022

Making Mead

$ 16.95

BK-014

Super Formulas

$ 15.95

BK-057

Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook

$ 24.95

This book contains all the information you will need concerning mead making including: history, recipes, methods and equipment.
by Roger Morse
(127 pages)
How to make more than 360 useful products that contain honey and beeswax with step by step directions for making and using each product.
by Elaine C. White

(114 pages)

A guide to creating, harvesting, and cooking with natural honeys. by Kim Flottum with lots of full color pictures.

           
     

 


Cooking with Honey

To substitute honey for sugar in recipes, start by substituting up to half of the sugar called for. With a little experimentation, honey can replace all the sugar in some recipes. 
Here is a table of proportions to help you out. 

Total Sweetening Honey Requirements
2 cups (32 Tbs.) 1/2 cup (8 Tbs.)
1 1/2 cups (24 Tbs.) 6 Tbs. 
1 cup (16 Tbs.) 1/4 cup (4 Tbs.)
3/4 cup (12 Tbs.) 3 Tbs.
1/2 cup (8 Tbs.) 2 Tbs.


When baking with honey, remember the following:

Reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used
.
Add l/2 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used.
Reduce oven temperature by 25° F to prevent over-browning.


Because of its high fructose content, honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar.
This means you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the desired sweetness.
When measuring honey, keep in mind that one 12-ounce jar of honey equals a standard measuring cup.
When measuring honey, coat the measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray or vegetable oil before adding the honey.
The honey will slide right out.

Watch a video about cooking with honey here: Just Add Honey


Storing Honey

To retain honey's wonderfully luxuriant texture, always store it at room temperature; never in the refrigerator. If your honey becomes cloudy, don't worry. It's just crystallization, a natural process. Place your honey jar in warm water until the crystals disappear. If you're in a hurry, place it in a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Remember, never boil or scorch honey.


Recipes

Here are a couple of recipes we use regularly.

Rice Krispie Treats

1 cup honey, 1 cup peanut butter, 7 to 8 cups Rice Krispies
Heat honey  4 mins. in microwave at 1 min. intervals (stir each minute.)
Stir in 1 cup peanut butter then stir in the Rice Krispies and let cool.
We put ours in the freezer until ready to serve.
You can also substitute Corn Flakes for the Rice Krispies.

Honey S'mores

2/3 c. honey, 2 Tbsp. margarine or butter, 1 (11 1/2 oz.) pkg. milk chocolate chips,
1 tsp. vanilla, 8 cups grahams cereal, 2 cups miniature marshmallows

Butter rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Heat honey, margarine, and chocolate chips to boiling in 3 quart saucepan, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal in large mixing bowl; toss quickly until completely coated with chocolate. Fold in marshmallow, 1 cup at a time. Press mixture evenly in pan with buttered back of spoon. Let stand until firm, at least one hour. Cut into about 1 1/2 inch squares. Store loosely covered at room temperature. Makes about 48 squares. We put ours in the freezer until ready to serve

Sweeten your Kool-Aid with Honey!

Add 3/4 cup of honey with 1 package of Kool-Aid. (for best results add warm water to dissolve honey & Kool-Aid.) You may have to adjust the mixture to your taste, using more or less honey.

Enjoy!!