Pure, raw unfiltered,
organic local honey
with no preservatives, pesticides, or antibiotics.
At Brighton Honey we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves at producing a natural
without chemicals, antibiotics or pesticides. It is local, organic, raw honey from my hives in Rochester NY. If you are looking for honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure raw and unfiltered and is all natural, and I do not medicate my bees. If you hold the honey up to the sunlight you can see tiny specs of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket, that’s
Some interesting honey facts, since honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees; Local raw unprocessed honey is: Naturally vegan; naturally kosher; naturally organic; and amazingly a near zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
Humans have been consuming honey for thousands of years and in the geological infancy of hominids honey would have been the only significant source of concentrated energy available. Honey was highly sought after and was considered an extremely extravagant gift in early civilizations. Honey has been used for medical purposes, trade, fermented as a beverage and of course to sweeten tea. Honey is a gathered as a crop by unique farmers call Beekeepers and the farm is called an Apiary. Beekeeping is the process of providing essential shelter and security for bees saving them work and energy. This protection and tending allows for the robbing of honey for human consumption.
Be nice to bees! Unlike other bee-like insects honeybee are vegetarians and don’t like to be around humans. The only reason honeybees may be interested in you is they smell something sweet perhaps perfume or conditioner. Never swat at bees. If you ever see a clump of bees please make a beekeeper happy and give them a call and let them rescue the bees.
A New Beekeeping Season is Upon Us January 27, 2015 - Honey Bandit Even though the north east is under the barrage of a strong winter I am looking forward to a spring gardening and challenge of what the beekeeping season will bring. Last year many beekeepers were reminded that the weather is a relentless foe and we as beekeepers in the north east need to stay diligent and manage bees for winter survival. The more organized of us are already getting ready for when and ...[more...]
Another Swarm Rescue North Greece, NY July 1, 2014 - Average sized swarm in a row of Junipers ...[more...]
Huge Honey Bee Swarm Rescue Brighton NY June 4, 2014 - The call came in at 8:16 while I was getting ready for work. A gentleman by the name of John called me and he had a swarm on his front porch. ...[more...]
An Experiment in Thyme April 13, 2014 - The new hives were going to take some work in order to get ready for winter. I needed to build up the five ...[more...]
Early Spring Bees After Polar Vortex February 22, 2014 - My bees are alive at least some of them! Difficult to tell if others have made it. I ran out of battery while filming ...[more...]
The Arctic Blast and Overwintering Honey bees January 31, 2014 - A brutal winter for bees and I'm sure that other beekeepers are wondering what spring holds and we will all shortly take a tally of the carnage. I am convinced that overwinter honeybee survival essentially depends on 2 things ...[more...]
Winterizing Beehives 2013 November 12, 2013 - The 2013 season is at an end and time to start winterizing 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 ...[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/ SummaryArticle NameHarvested Honey TodayAuthorWard GrahamDescriptionHarvested Honey Today
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...]