Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    26,208

    Default Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    I have 40 hives in the middle of 80 acres of cranberrys. They have been there since right after apple blossom. I took honey off of those hives and another yd about 3 miles away mostly in the woods. I got about 2 shallows per hive this pull. After all of the honey from these 2 yds was extracted I put it in buckets. It's on the dark side and has its own flavor.

    Bamboo just started blooming a week ago. Goldenrod just started bearing, Knapweed has been in bloom for a while but not much around this part of The North Country. There is some loostrife on the 80 acres, but the cranberry grower keeps it down I think. There is basswood in the woods around the beds.

    So what can this darkish honey be? Cranberry honey? Is there such a thing? What does it look like? Taste like?

    I'm considering a special label to put on the lid. Round and cranberry colored. "Limited Edition, Bee Blended, Keenan Road Cranberry/Basswood Honey".
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
    Posts
    1,917

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    These folks seem to think so. They fetch a decent price.
    Give them a call and ask who they buy it from
    http://beeraw.com/cranberry-honey.html

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    26,208

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Love those jars. Wonder where I can get some? Love the clear label too. Thought about using them before too.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
    Posts
    1,917

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Labels:

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...ctinfo/CL111U/

    Glass jars:

    http://americancontainers.com/locations.php#corporate

    The website isn't the best but I think they ship samples, they have a large selection.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    26,208

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Thanks Matthew
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
    Posts
    1,917

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    No problem. I haven't used the brushy mountain custom clear labels but the look like an easy solution for a limited exploration run of Sqkcrk varietal honey.
    I like American container but I pick them up locally and I'm able to look through their showroom. They give steep discounts on volume and a small one if you belong to a bee club.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Franklin, New Hampshire
    Posts
    128

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Do you put your labels on by hand?

    If clear is something you're interested in; have you looked into pad printing?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad_printing

    Basically the graphics on a rolling rock or corona bottle. We used it a lot when I worked on Star Wars toys for action figures.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    26,208

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Hand label, yes. Are the clear labels hard to handle w/out a labeling machine?

    Pad printing? Not familiar w/ it.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    26,208

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Wow, that looks involved. Maybe I could get someone to sandblast images and text onto my jars? Knew a guy who did that w/ headstones.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Franklin, New Hampshire
    Posts
    128

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Mark, to do high volume pad printing there would be some machinery needed. But I think if you could pull it off with a simple custom made stamp and do it by hand. It wouldn't be perfect but it would have a "crafted" look and feel.

    Sand blasting in the graphic would be awesome. For that all you'd need is to mask the jar and sand blast. Just get a mask made of steel and have your design water-jet cut. That would be very cool and you'd probably get a premium due to the honey and the high quality packaging.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    26,208

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    If you could read the words and see the graphic and I could find the right outlet.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
    Posts
    1,917

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    This might be a crazy thought!
    You must be within 3-4 hours of Corning New York. I wonder if you could collaborate with the glass works instructors/students to develop a hand blown glass design for your honey? They get practical experience with a design production project that educates the public putting art into everyone's hands. Maybe a portion of the $ selling it in the gift shop etc. You get a new market!
    Maybe there is a private studio/ artist that might like to work with you?

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, india
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: Cranberry Honey: Is there such a thing?

    Cranberry honey has a mild fruity flavor along aftertaste of tart and a medium amber in color. To maintain their natural goodness one must never cook this honey. Best used as spreads and in pan sauces for sweet and savory topping.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads