Posts by cherie

Salmon with Honey Peach Salsa

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Salmon with Honey Peach Salsa

Ingredients 2 fresh peaches peeled and chopped 1/4 cup (60ml) red bell pepper finely chopped 1/4 cup ( 60ml) red onion finely chopped 2 Tbsp ( 30ml)  fresh cilantro chopped 2 Tbsp (30ml)  fresh lime juice divided 2 Tbsp ( 30 ml) Chinook  Alberta Multi Floral Honey divided 1 Tbsp Ginger Bochet mead 1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and minced 4  6 oz ( 170g) fresh salmon fillets ( we prefer wild) Instructions To prepare the salsa, combine the peaches, red pepper, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, honey, Ginger Bochet and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Stir well and refrigerate until...

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Hivelights July 2017

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Hivelights | Comments Off on Hivelights July 2017

July 1st – a time to celebrate for many reasons! Canada’s 150th birthday is one- we are so lucky to live in this amazing country. There’s many special events to enjoy and if you want to relax and learn about bees or mead, take in one of our special free tours this Saturday (July 1st). The Alberta bee scene is another reason to celebrate. The great June weather has given crops a super boost and our bees are wallowing in nectar from alfalfa, clover, sainfoin and even an experimental patch of buckwheat. The honey flow is going full force and it’s a good time of year to...

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Hivelights June 2017

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Hivelights | Comments Off on Hivelights June 2017

May was a great month to be nurturing our New Zealand honey bee packages and young nucleus hives. The warm weather and plentiful dandelion crop has given them a big boost. The abundant food and heat encourages the newly installed queens to lay eggs prolifically. Many people don’t realize that bees also need a good source of water. Since their bodies are mostly water (like us) they need to drink routinely. Also the nurse bees which produce gelatinous ‘royal jelly’ use water to partially dilute it for easier consumption. In the summer water is also used by fanning worker bees...

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Hivelights May 2017

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Hivelights | Comments Off on Hivelights May 2017

  May has got to be one of the busiest months in the Chinook Honey world. The bees need extra food and unwrapping, in addition to preparing for and receiving new packaged bees and the dividing of bursting hives to create new colonies. Throw in Alberta’s unpredictable weather and it can be mayhem! Also, next weekend we’re celebrating Vikings with Horde at the Hive May 13th and 14th. Here’s some of the new features you’ll be sure to enjoy: Calum Lykam is a Scottish story teller who will be camped in the Viking Village and sallying forth with tales of Viking lore....

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Mead Matters May 2017

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters May 2017

Expanding into liquor stores around Alberta gives us a chance to educate more people about mead. As the oldest alcoholic beverage it is still shrouded in mystery. Is it a beer or a wine? Is it super sweet like Ice Wine? How long does it last? How do you drink it? What can you pair it with? For those who don’t get a chance to visit the meadery in person, how can you get these questions answered? We’re happy to tell you that Art, the Mazer of our award winning meads, will be on site at the Timberlands Central Alberta Co-op Liquor store in Red Deer. Set your calendar for May 25th,...

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