***We are currently out of honey please check back in July. TY!
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 local honey 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 raw honey.
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 sell 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.
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...]
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 are in bloom and have opened up 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 ...[more...]