Pure, raw unfiltered, organic local honey with no preservatives, pesticides, or antibiotics.
At Brighton Honey we pride ourselves at producing natural local honey without chemicals, antibiotics or pesticides. It is local, organic, raw honey from my hives in Rochester NY. You can stop by and meet the bees before you buy. The honey is all natural, and I don’t medicate my bees. You can even see the tiny pieces of white beeswax that float to the top, something that you will never see in the heavily processed imported honey that you get from the supermarket.
This flavorful, sweet honey begins with an amazing aroma, a hint of spicy and a bouquet of wildflowers that is exceptionally refreshing. A sweet clean finish with a hint of rose and citrus that will leave you wanting more. This honey is an enjoyable treat that is ideal for tea and perhaps you favorite brie. Fantastic on corn bread and perfect for baklava or just about anything!
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Winterizing Beehives 2013 November 12, 2013 - The 2013 season is at an end and time to winterize beehives. One of the hives is crashing. There are perhaps a few hundred bees and little or no activity on warm days now. This is one of the Italian packages I got 2 years ago and it did the same thing last year however recovered. All others showing good activity on any day it goes above 50 degrees. I was not as diligent as ...[more...]
Harvested Honey Today June 22, 2013 - Harvested honey today; pulled 3 supers. I have honey bears and cut comb honey in jars. The cut comb honey is in glass mason jars please email me if you want a quote to ship. http://www.brightonhoney.com/store/products/category/honey/
Bees in a Box June 18, 2013 - I checked on the cluster when I got home and they were gone! I did see that they had started to draw out a bit of comb from the makeshift top. There was a lot of activity around the box but I could not tell if it was just other bees robbing or if the bees actually moved in. I waited for dusk and tried to get a hook around the rope. After several attempts ...[more...]
Bee Swarm Box Rescue Video June 16, 2013 - I came home yesterday evening and there was a swarm about 25 feet up in the Ash tree. I moved the truck under the cluster and got out the 20 foot ladder. Putting the ladder in the truck I got enough height without needing to use the extension ladder but it was very rickety. I got a hive box ready and loaded the box with some drawn comb, some honey and a bit of lemon ...[more...]
Hive Swarmed Today June 9, 2013 - One of my hives swarmed today around 11:00. I watched them pour out of the hive and form a cloud of cycloning bees. They settled in the ancient walnut next to the driveway about 60 feet up. I did put out small 4 frame nuk box with some frames of old comb, a bit of honey and a few drops of lemon oil then ignored it for most of the day. Around 4:00 I looked ...[more...]
Hard Working Hive May 22, 2013 - This is a hard working hive. Very hot and damp, the bees were out working hard today and decided to take a break out on the porch. This is my power hive. This hive swarmed out last year and was queenless so I re-queened it with a Carniolan from a guy in Ohio. You can see the results. I am going to attempt raising queens this year and this will be my breeder queen. Good ...[more...]
The Maples are in Bloom May 2, 2013 - The maples opened up here yesterday and I am congestion and sneezing. No sign of the basswoods blooming but still a bit early for them. The wild bees are very aggressive and Amy got stung Sunday. The Carolinian and Russians are surprisingly docile compared to the wild “American” bees. I removed the queen excluders off a few of the hives as the bees were not going up into the supers. I will suit up this ...[more...]
The honey supers went on today April 21, 2013 - The Forsythia blossomed here Wednesday. The shad should be running in the Hudson now. Wonder if any of the Gabrielson boys are still fishing in Nyack… Well I got on the honey supers on today. All the hives seem healthy. I also filled the feeders. Last weekend the first feeding of the season took 20 lbs of sugar and another 15 later in the week. It will be cool on and off this week and ...[more...]
Welcome to the new BrightonHoney.com April 12, 2013 - The New Brighton Honey Site Welcome to the new BrightonHoney.com website. This will be the online path for local bee keeping questions help or if you need quick access to local beekeeping supplies and of course honey! Please check back often as I will be updating my blog with what I am doing with my bees and answering online questions. My home page will bring attention to any new developments regarding my hives and honey ...[more...]