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How do the bees know which flowers are organic -- when they are making the organic honey?
I know this was a joke, but a lot of apiaries will ship their beehives to farms around the country to pollinate the crops, which is how you get specific blueberry, raspberry, buckwheat, etc honeys. If the farmers for that field are doing organic farming, then your honey is organic.

Some of the honey we have is from NJ bees and NJ crops, others like the Orange honey are from Florida crops, though that apiary (Fruitwood Orchards) doesn't mention anything about being organic.

For wildflower honeys, I'm not sure you could ever be sure it's organic, though I assume our Pine Barren honey is, as I can't imagine anyone is spraying the Pines with pesticides.

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Our Liberty City Honey is $12 for 8 oz. It's good for small batch baking recipes. We also have tons of varieties of honey from the Pine Barrens, great for making mead with.

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I also recommend Oh Honey, who produces honey locally from an apiary in The Heights of Jersey City. The product is OUTSTANDING. They are at local farmer's markets but I picked my jar up at Choc-O-Pain. Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/ohhoneyapiaries


Same. Picked up a few jars there as well and they are easily the best honey I've ever consumed.

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How do the bees know which flowers are organic -- when they are making the organic honey?

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I also recommend Oh Honey, who produces honey locally from an apiary in The Heights of Jersey City. The product is OUTSTANDING. They are at local farmer's markets but I picked my jar up at Choc-O-Pain. Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/ohhoneyapiaries

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I wanted to bump this thread because we just today got in some super-duper local honey - the hives are right on Hamilton Park, which is two blocks from our shop.

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Hey TQ, I looked through your site but couldn't find any additional information on this local honey shipment. Can you provide price/availability information? The timing is impeccable, as I am fresh out of honey and was planning to buy some today or tomorrow for some baking I need to do for the holidays.

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I wanted to bump this thread because we just today got in some super-duper local honey - the hives are right on Hamilton Park, which is two blocks from our shop.

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The Liberty City Honey is amazing. Both the Summer and Autumn harvests have a subtly fruity/floral flavor, but the Autumn has almost butterscotch notes. It's so good. I'll be stopping by for some.

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I wanted to bump this thread because we just today got in some super-duper local honey - the hives are right on Hamilton Park, which is two blocks from our shop.

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The vendor is Jersey Buzz
Here is info from their website

http://www.jerseybuzz.net/

Aaron Daniels is a producer and distributor of honey and honey related products. He works in the growing urban farming industry as a full-time Beekeeper. Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, bee) is the maintenance of honey bee colonies. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and other products of the hive (including beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or "bee yard". Aaron has kept bees for over three years; each year is an enjoyable new experience.

He is a member of:

Essex County Beekeepers' Association

New Jersey Beekeepers' Association

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Aaron enjoys giving workshops and explaining how important bees are. 80% of food comes from bees: Since the majority of plant survival is dependent on pollination, without bees our shopping lists get shorter! Honey bees travel and pollinate our non-edible (yet equally important) plant life too. So it's up to us to keep that cycle going. JerseyBuzz thanks you for supporting our task of pollinating the earth!

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Hi is Riverview Park in JC?

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Thirsty Quaker the homebrew shop downtown sells local honey for making mead. I just saw them post it on their fb about a week ago that they got a huge shipment in and are selling quantities as large as one gallon jugs.
Yep! We just picked up about 400 pounds of honey, most of it is from NJ bees and NJ crops. It's from South Jersey, so not quite as local as Jersey City, but the JC honey I've seen tends to be pretty expensive because it's small-batch.

If you do stop in for honey, these varieties are from NJ crops: Cranberry, Blueberry, Pine Barren, Wildflower. The others (Orange Blossom, Buckwheat, Clover) are from NJ bees, but the bees get trucked down to Florida/other places.



I heard a funny story recently about beekeepers in Brooklyn all finding their honey blood-red because the bees found their way into the Maraschino Cherry warehouse. So sometimes local honey isn't *exactly* from local flowers.

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Hudson Valley Harvest Raw and Local Honey - produced by Highland Valley Apiaries - is sold in two sizes (8oz and 16oz) at Whole Foods Market in Edgewater. It tastes great and is has done a fine job of alleviating my seasonal allergies thus far!

The hives where the honey for HVH comes from are in Ulster County, NY, although the Highland Valley Apiaries is based out of Milford, PA.

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Oh Honey, made on Ogden Ave in the Heights, as local as you can get. You can pick it up at the Sunday farmers market in Riverview Park 9am to 2pm.


So that is where the honey bees come from that find my roof garden

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Oh Honey, made on Ogden Ave in the Heights, as local as you can get. You can pick it up at the Sunday farmers market in Riverview Park 9am to 2pm.


I think we have 'winner, winner, chicken dinner'!

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Oh Honey, made on Ogden Ave in the Heights, as local as you can get. You can pick it up at the Sunday farmers market in Riverview Park 9am to 2pm.

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Speaking of honey, I wonder what the price of honey will be headed this summer? Up North (i.e. Michigan, PA) the super cold winter wiped out a large number of hives.

http://www.goerie.com/erie-area-beeke ... s-due-to-cold-long-winter

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Whole foods sells bee pollen from hives in nj, nyc and CT. It's sold in granuale form so it's easy to take daily. Look in the refrigerator case in the supplements section. I just started taking it so I'm not sure how well it works yet (or if I'll even be able to tell as I'm allergic to pretty much everything). Figured it was worth a try though.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try the farmers markets and find if anyone has truly local stuff. 14B sounds like the closest to what we're looking for-the people that manage the Hyatt hives are in North Caldwell, I'll check with them as well.

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Thirsty Quaker the homebrew shop downtown sells local honey for making mead. I just saw them post it on their fb about a week ago that they got a huge shipment in and are selling quantities as large as one gallon jugs.

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This is a state association of bee keepers, but the listings are rather limited: NJ Beekeepers Association

I am pretty certain there is a local company that produces honey that goes by the name 14B Honey, which I've always thought is a clever play on the turnpike exit name/designation, but I am unable to find anything online about it. If memory serves me right, I have seen this local honey at more than one of the local area Whole Foods Market locations. Regardless, I would say to check WF, as they always stock locally sourced honey.

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Ort farms sells their honey at the Grove Farmer's market, which starts up again this week. It's delicious. We just finished our 5 lb. jar we got a while ago.

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There is a vendor at the farmers market
in Hamilton Park that sells local honey.

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Someone by me had hives. Every year I have European honey bees buzzing around my wife's flowers.

My Dad who in many ways a farmer at heart, kept hives at our home in suburban NJ. He wasn't exactly popular with the neighbors when the bees swarmed. It was more than a few times an irked neighbor knocked on our door to let us know there was a huge ball of bees in one of his trees.

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If across the river is local enough, there is always Brooklyn Grange.

(And as a side note, if you like Bloody Mary's & make the journey for honey make sure to get a bottle of their bloody mary mix as well).

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The g/f suffers pollen allergies, and we've read that having a bit of local honey daily will help alleviate the issue. I did find that the Hyatt has hives and makes its own honey for its restaurant, but I don't think they sell it.

Are there any other local sources for honey? I know a bit west we can find it, but I was hoping hyper-local.

Thanks if you have any suggestions.

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