Re: Honey tastes like coffee??
I believe I bought some honey from you last week. Are you up in the Fall River Valley, near Fall River Mills? My friend knew of a beekeeper in the area selling honey and we drove over--I always look for the local honey on my vacations but I didn't know until yesterday that I was at a Beesource member's place! My sweetie and I came to the door because honey was not out at the stand yet. We talked for awhile with a very pleasant woman/beekeeper about the bees and California beekeeping, and fishing. I got to see some honeybees gleaning off the empty hives and nuks in your yard. Yesterday I looked up "Tooley's Bees" in the search and found your name.
I bought a small jar of Manzanita honey after tasting all your varieties, yum!
My next visit out I have Odfrank on my list for places to go and people to meet. This trip, our first week was in San Francisco area, Marin Co, so Odfrank is definitely on the list as that's where we start next time too. My sweetie is from that area and he goes every year. Now that I know how beautiful it is, I'm going to go again--hopefully next year.
I loved seeing all the beehives as we drove back down to SF. On the trip up north we went the long way through Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and I got buckwheat honey from a farmer's market. I especially loved Northern CA and the mountain towns. We stayed at a home in the country near Fall River Mills and for me it was as good as any resort or cruise. The mountains, the golden grasses on the hillsides looked like soft fur, the rivers and streams, Burney Falls--all incredibly beautiful.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF