Monitoring Solar Output via MRTG

Brighton Honey Solar Array
I was successful in porting the solar inverter data to MRTG! This is accomplished with a program called RRDTool developed by the author of the original MRTG. A script was needed to import the raw solar data into a database using a handy language called python. RRDTool uses a database called Round Robin Database thus the RRD.
The solar inverter has the ability to “push” a file via FTP to a host at a selected time interval. Currently, I have it pushing every minute to a server. A cron job calls a script every 5 mins which then imports the data to the round-robin database. The graphs are generated on the fly with a CGI script that calls to RRDTool to generate the graphs.
Since MRTG was developed to read data network interface statistics I had to work with different options to represent the data accurately, the solar data is an absolute number meaning that it is an actual reading at that moment in time and not cumulative such as a continuous counter. The script first looks for the database file and if it does not exist it will create an empty file with the proper layout for the data.   In this case the actual generation in real-time in watts.  If the file exists it looks for the raw data files and creates a list for import. The first file in the list is opened the time stamp found, reformatted then saved to a variable.  Next, I get the actual data into a variable, format the RRDTool command, and push it off to the DB.  Finally, I save the raw data file to a backup directory.
There are some data missing as I was not logging for a while and I have a gap in the data as I lost some while developing the script. For a little extra fun, I enabled mod_proxy in Apache so the graphs, database, and logging are on another server of mine “hidden” behind this one. This was a learning experiment for me to integrate features/functions also.
Let me know if you have any questions!
*This page will auto-refresh every 5 mins to update to the latest graphs

Live Solar Power Generation

Updated:Fri Dec 9 15:51:01 2022

System: Solar Inverter at Brighton Honey
Description: Live Solar Power Generation
Max Output: 6.460 kW
Peak Output today: Locally Sourced Raw Wildflower Honey - Brighton Honey
  • Incredible honey. Very deep, rich flavor. Fantastic service. Great guy. Best in the area. Buy your honey here!

    Nathan Gellatly
    November 19, 2022

    The best honey out there!!!!!!

    john knight
    September 21, 2021

    My experience with Brighton Honey was amazing. The education I received from the owner prior to my purchase was awesome. I received my order and it was well... read more

    Renee Carroll
    September 16, 2020
  • Was lead to this local upstate New York honey maker by word of mouth from a friend. I’m a novice honey connoisseur; well maybe more like collector; but regardless I... read more

    Matt Ingrassio
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and great people! Will buy from again. Highly recommended. The fall honey is superb

    joseph graham
    September 16, 2020

    Ward was extremely helpful and supplied a quick quote for a company meeting gift consideration. I'm sure the honey is as sweet as the service.

    Tina DiVita
    September 16, 2020
  • Great local product. Above and beyond customer service-----

    Gross Profit
    September 16, 2020

    Great beekeeper and incredible honey!

    Elizabeth Kellman
    September 16, 2020

    My wife and I took our two young grandsons to learn about beekeeping, and Ward was wonderfully accommodating. He did a great job showing and talking about the bees and... read more

    David Meade
    September 16, 2021
  • Ward is incredibly knowledgeable about honey, and I learned more about bees and beekeeping in an hour than I think I have learned in my whole life. His honey... read more

    Liam McMahon
    October 20, 2021

    I found this place online on Friday evening and was able to “schedule” a time to show up for a short tour the next day. Ward is extremely welcoming not... read more

    David Kensek
    August 1, 2021

    Ward is very accommodating! Always Delicious!

    Christina Terry
    August 21, 2022
  • Love Brighton Honey! Friendly man willing to educate anyone interested in beekeeping and eco friendly living. Delicious raw honey tasting and available for purchase!

    Kym Pettitt
    September 16, 2020

    We were in town for parent's weekend at R.I.T. and were looking for something different to do outdoors. I called Brighton Honey to inquire about a visit to the apiary... read more

    Diane
    October 22, 2021

    WOW!!! Ward is terrific! We had a sudden Honeybee swarm turn into thousands of bees and a 9inch deep hive in our yard close to our pool. Ward returned our... read more

    Theresa Harpole
    September 16, 2020
  • Best honey around! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some good local honey in NY.

    Gabriel Mangieri
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and wonderful people.

    Willie Girten
    September 16, 2020

    Raw and delicious honey. I picked two different flavors. I will pick up more.

    aakash patel
    February 15, 2021

Natural Raw Local Wildflower Honey

Located in the town of Brighton just outside Rochester, New York is our apiary and gardens. At Brighton Honey, we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves on producing locally sourced wildflower honey without chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides. It’s natural, raw honey sourced from my hives. If you are looking for local honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want to stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, all-natural, and is never heat-treated. If you hold it up to the sunlight you can see specks of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket.

Some Interesting Honey Facts

Honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees and is:

  • Naturally vegan
  • Naturally kosher
  • A near-zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
  • What is honey?

    What is honey? Honey is concentrated flower nectar that has been processed by bees. The bees ingest the nectar and enzymes break down complex sugars into simple sugars. The bees then place the honey in wax cells and fan it with their wings to remove the excess moisture. Honey is 80% natural sugar, mostly fructose, and glucose. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar.

  • What is local honey?

    Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

  • Will honey help my cough?

    Will honey help my cough? Yes! Honey is a long-trusted remedy for temporary relief from coughing. Honey has also been shown to be more effective in treating children’s coughs than over the counter cough medicines.

  • How many calories in honey?

    How many calories in honey? Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.

    Honey Nutritional label

  • What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

  • What is Honeycomb?

    A honeycomb is a structure of a hexagonal lattice of cells made from wax that honeybees use for honey storage and brood rearing. Honeycomb is a delicacy and honey that is sealed in beeswax cells is the purest form of raw honey. The wax has little or no nutritional value and will pass through our gut without issue. For more information: Wikipedia link

    Raw Cut Honeycomb; Raw Comb Honey Spring Light

    Raw Cut Comb Honeycomb BrightonHoney.com

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 gathered as a crop by unique farmers called 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 allow for the robbing of honey for human consumption.
Beekeeping has been around for centuries and is one of the most important agricultural practices. We want to show you why beekeeping is so important and how you can get started with it.
Natural Honey is a highly concentrated or supersaturated solution of sugars from flower nectar gathered by honeybees. The complex flavors of local honey are a unique combination of the flora within a geographic location and the influences of climate and soil. Flower nectar is the treat or payment to bees provided by plants in trade for pollination. Honeybees drive off the water concentrating the nectar which accomplishes two major objectives of saving space and naturally creating a substance that protects the sugars from spoiling.Honey has been gathered and used by humans for over 10,000 years. It was even found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The ancient Egyptians were not only well aware of honey’s medicinal properties but also produced mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey. Honey is still used medicinally today and many people believe that it has health benefits including treating allergies, wounds and burns as well as having antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

In addition to being delicious and nutritious, honey is a natural product with multiple uses beyond eating it out of the jar! It can be used as a sweetener in recipes or beverages, as an ingredient in DIY beauty products or added to your skincare routine. You can even use it around the house as a cleaning agent or household remedy.

Be nice to bees!

Unlike other bee-like insects, honeybees 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.

Latest Blog Posts

Honeybee Run-way brightonhoney.com Honeybee Runway – Watch bees Coming and Going in Slow-Motion July 5, 2020 - I wanted to try making a video of the bees using the slow-motion function on my phone and finally got around to it more
Cookie and Chai Tea with Honey Ginger Date Oatmeal cookies and Chai Tea with Honey December 21, 2019 - Cold winter afternoons are perfect for hot tea and a cookie. Oatmeal cookies have been a long-standing favorite for quite a while. It always was a blissful day when the box of oatmeal cookies came in the mail from my mother when I was away at college more
Table hors d'oeuvres with Honeycomb An Informal Get-Together with Honeycomb and Other Hors D’oeuvres December 5, 2019 - Cooking for a group in an NYC kitchen is challenging however it didn’t me stop me from going all out!  While the main dishes are an important element and required careful planning to cover myriad modern dietary restrictions more
honeybee on mint Gardening and Creating Pollinator Friendly Spaces January 12, 2019 - Anyone can create a welcoming garden for pollinators. Turning your own yard or other property such as a schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a pollinator habitat is fun, easy and can make a difference for birds also. Planting a few flowers for your honey bees is like adding a few gallons of water to the ocean. Honeybees need on average about a square mile of good cover to forage on. However, adding a diverse mix of flowering plants to your garden will also attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, along with native bee species and the occasional wasps. These insects are essential to our survival and need to be welcomed into at the least a corner of our backyards.… more
Honey Ginger Drink Spiked Honey Ginger Lemonade Cocktail August 13, 2018 - This is a guest post from my brother-in-law, Adam. He is a food connoisseur and Director of Training, Talent, and Community Partnership at Levy Restaurants: I wanted to make a refreshing and light summery mass cocktail for my housewarming BBQ in Brooklyn.  I decided on making a spiked honey ginger lemonade using my favorite honey.  On the day before the party, I started by making a ginger simple syrup, I also froze three-liter bottles of water.  I have a great samovar I got from a hotel sale, and about 20 minutes before my guests arrived I filled it with the lemonade (I usually make my own lemonade, but I was running late so I got a nice, not from concentrate… more
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kW @ Locally Sourced Raw Wildflower Honey - Brighton Honey
  • Incredible honey. Very deep, rich flavor. Fantastic service. Great guy. Best in the area. Buy your honey here!

    Nathan Gellatly
    November 19, 2022

    The best honey out there!!!!!!

    john knight
    September 21, 2021

    My experience with Brighton Honey was amazing. The education I received from the owner prior to my purchase was awesome. I received my order and it was well... read more

    Renee Carroll
    September 16, 2020
  • Was lead to this local upstate New York honey maker by word of mouth from a friend. I’m a novice honey connoisseur; well maybe more like collector; but regardless I... read more

    Matt Ingrassio
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and great people! Will buy from again. Highly recommended. The fall honey is superb

    joseph graham
    September 16, 2020

    Ward was extremely helpful and supplied a quick quote for a company meeting gift consideration. I'm sure the honey is as sweet as the service.

    Tina DiVita
    September 16, 2020
  • Great local product. Above and beyond customer service-----

    Gross Profit
    September 16, 2020

    Great beekeeper and incredible honey!

    Elizabeth Kellman
    September 16, 2020

    My wife and I took our two young grandsons to learn about beekeeping, and Ward was wonderfully accommodating. He did a great job showing and talking about the bees and... read more

    David Meade
    September 16, 2021
  • Ward is incredibly knowledgeable about honey, and I learned more about bees and beekeeping in an hour than I think I have learned in my whole life. His honey... read more

    Liam McMahon
    October 20, 2021

    I found this place online on Friday evening and was able to “schedule” a time to show up for a short tour the next day. Ward is extremely welcoming not... read more

    David Kensek
    August 1, 2021

    Ward is very accommodating! Always Delicious!

    Christina Terry
    August 21, 2022
  • Love Brighton Honey! Friendly man willing to educate anyone interested in beekeeping and eco friendly living. Delicious raw honey tasting and available for purchase!

    Kym Pettitt
    September 16, 2020

    We were in town for parent's weekend at R.I.T. and were looking for something different to do outdoors. I called Brighton Honey to inquire about a visit to the apiary... read more

    Diane
    October 22, 2021

    WOW!!! Ward is terrific! We had a sudden Honeybee swarm turn into thousands of bees and a 9inch deep hive in our yard close to our pool. Ward returned our... read more

    Theresa Harpole
    September 16, 2020
  • Best honey around! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some good local honey in NY.

    Gabriel Mangieri
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and wonderful people.

    Willie Girten
    September 16, 2020

    Raw and delicious honey. I picked two different flavors. I will pick up more.

    aakash patel
    February 15, 2021

Natural Raw Local Wildflower Honey

Located in the town of Brighton just outside Rochester, New York is our apiary and gardens. At Brighton Honey, we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves on producing locally sourced wildflower honey without chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides. It’s natural, raw honey sourced from my hives. If you are looking for local honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want to stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, all-natural, and is never heat-treated. If you hold it up to the sunlight you can see specks of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket.

Some Interesting Honey Facts

Honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees and is:

  • Naturally vegan
  • Naturally kosher
  • A near-zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
  • What is honey?

    What is honey? Honey is concentrated flower nectar that has been processed by bees. The bees ingest the nectar and enzymes break down complex sugars into simple sugars. The bees then place the honey in wax cells and fan it with their wings to remove the excess moisture. Honey is 80% natural sugar, mostly fructose, and glucose. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar.

  • What is local honey?

    Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

  • Will honey help my cough?

    Will honey help my cough? Yes! Honey is a long-trusted remedy for temporary relief from coughing. Honey has also been shown to be more effective in treating children’s coughs than over the counter cough medicines.

  • How many calories in honey?

    How many calories in honey? Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.

    Honey Nutritional label

  • What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

  • What is Honeycomb?

    A honeycomb is a structure of a hexagonal lattice of cells made from wax that honeybees use for honey storage and brood rearing. Honeycomb is a delicacy and honey that is sealed in beeswax cells is the purest form of raw honey. The wax has little or no nutritional value and will pass through our gut without issue. For more information: Wikipedia link

    Raw Cut Honeycomb; Raw Comb Honey Spring Light

    Raw Cut Comb Honeycomb BrightonHoney.com

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 gathered as a crop by unique farmers called 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 allow for the robbing of honey for human consumption.
Beekeeping has been around for centuries and is one of the most important agricultural practices. We want to show you why beekeeping is so important and how you can get started with it.
Natural Honey is a highly concentrated or supersaturated solution of sugars from flower nectar gathered by honeybees. The complex flavors of local honey are a unique combination of the flora within a geographic location and the influences of climate and soil. Flower nectar is the treat or payment to bees provided by plants in trade for pollination. Honeybees drive off the water concentrating the nectar which accomplishes two major objectives of saving space and naturally creating a substance that protects the sugars from spoiling.Honey has been gathered and used by humans for over 10,000 years. It was even found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The ancient Egyptians were not only well aware of honey’s medicinal properties but also produced mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey. Honey is still used medicinally today and many people believe that it has health benefits including treating allergies, wounds and burns as well as having antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

In addition to being delicious and nutritious, honey is a natural product with multiple uses beyond eating it out of the jar! It can be used as a sweetener in recipes or beverages, as an ingredient in DIY beauty products or added to your skincare routine. You can even use it around the house as a cleaning agent or household remedy.

Be nice to bees!

Unlike other bee-like insects, honeybees 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.

Latest Blog Posts

Honeybee Run-way brightonhoney.com Honeybee Runway – Watch bees Coming and Going in Slow-Motion July 5, 2020 - I wanted to try making a video of the bees using the slow-motion function on my phone and finally got around to it more
Cookie and Chai Tea with Honey Ginger Date Oatmeal cookies and Chai Tea with Honey December 21, 2019 - Cold winter afternoons are perfect for hot tea and a cookie. Oatmeal cookies have been a long-standing favorite for quite a while. It always was a blissful day when the box of oatmeal cookies came in the mail from my mother when I was away at college more
Table hors d'oeuvres with Honeycomb An Informal Get-Together with Honeycomb and Other Hors D’oeuvres December 5, 2019 - Cooking for a group in an NYC kitchen is challenging however it didn’t me stop me from going all out!  While the main dishes are an important element and required careful planning to cover myriad modern dietary restrictions more
honeybee on mint Gardening and Creating Pollinator Friendly Spaces January 12, 2019 - Anyone can create a welcoming garden for pollinators. Turning your own yard or other property such as a schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a pollinator habitat is fun, easy and can make a difference for birds also. Planting a few flowers for your honey bees is like adding a few gallons of water to the ocean. Honeybees need on average about a square mile of good cover to forage on. However, adding a diverse mix of flowering plants to your garden will also attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, along with native bee species and the occasional wasps. These insects are essential to our survival and need to be welcomed into at the least a corner of our backyards.… more
Honey Ginger Drink Spiked Honey Ginger Lemonade Cocktail August 13, 2018 - This is a guest post from my brother-in-law, Adam. He is a food connoisseur and Director of Training, Talent, and Community Partnership at Levy Restaurants: I wanted to make a refreshing and light summery mass cocktail for my housewarming BBQ in Brooklyn.  I decided on making a spiked honey ginger lemonade using my favorite honey.  On the day before the party, I started by making a ginger simple syrup, I also froze three-liter bottles of water.  I have a great samovar I got from a hotel sale, and about 20 minutes before my guests arrived I filled it with the lemonade (I usually make my own lemonade, but I was running late so I got a nice, not from concentrate… more
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Generation today: Locally Sourced Raw Wildflower Honey - Brighton Honey
  • Incredible honey. Very deep, rich flavor. Fantastic service. Great guy. Best in the area. Buy your honey here!

    Nathan Gellatly
    November 19, 2022

    The best honey out there!!!!!!

    john knight
    September 21, 2021

    My experience with Brighton Honey was amazing. The education I received from the owner prior to my purchase was awesome. I received my order and it was well... read more

    Renee Carroll
    September 16, 2020
  • Was lead to this local upstate New York honey maker by word of mouth from a friend. I’m a novice honey connoisseur; well maybe more like collector; but regardless I... read more

    Matt Ingrassio
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and great people! Will buy from again. Highly recommended. The fall honey is superb

    joseph graham
    September 16, 2020

    Ward was extremely helpful and supplied a quick quote for a company meeting gift consideration. I'm sure the honey is as sweet as the service.

    Tina DiVita
    September 16, 2020
  • Great local product. Above and beyond customer service-----

    Gross Profit
    September 16, 2020

    Great beekeeper and incredible honey!

    Elizabeth Kellman
    September 16, 2020

    My wife and I took our two young grandsons to learn about beekeeping, and Ward was wonderfully accommodating. He did a great job showing and talking about the bees and... read more

    David Meade
    September 16, 2021
  • Ward is incredibly knowledgeable about honey, and I learned more about bees and beekeeping in an hour than I think I have learned in my whole life. His honey... read more

    Liam McMahon
    October 20, 2021

    I found this place online on Friday evening and was able to “schedule” a time to show up for a short tour the next day. Ward is extremely welcoming not... read more

    David Kensek
    August 1, 2021

    Ward is very accommodating! Always Delicious!

    Christina Terry
    August 21, 2022
  • Love Brighton Honey! Friendly man willing to educate anyone interested in beekeeping and eco friendly living. Delicious raw honey tasting and available for purchase!

    Kym Pettitt
    September 16, 2020

    We were in town for parent's weekend at R.I.T. and were looking for something different to do outdoors. I called Brighton Honey to inquire about a visit to the apiary... read more

    Diane
    October 22, 2021

    WOW!!! Ward is terrific! We had a sudden Honeybee swarm turn into thousands of bees and a 9inch deep hive in our yard close to our pool. Ward returned our... read more

    Theresa Harpole
    September 16, 2020
  • Best honey around! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some good local honey in NY.

    Gabriel Mangieri
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and wonderful people.

    Willie Girten
    September 16, 2020

    Raw and delicious honey. I picked two different flavors. I will pick up more.

    aakash patel
    February 15, 2021

Natural Raw Local Wildflower Honey

Located in the town of Brighton just outside Rochester, New York is our apiary and gardens. At Brighton Honey, we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves on producing locally sourced wildflower honey without chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides. It’s natural, raw honey sourced from my hives. If you are looking for local honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want to stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, all-natural, and is never heat-treated. If you hold it up to the sunlight you can see specks of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket.

Some Interesting Honey Facts

Honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees and is:

  • Naturally vegan
  • Naturally kosher
  • A near-zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
  • What is honey?

    What is honey? Honey is concentrated flower nectar that has been processed by bees. The bees ingest the nectar and enzymes break down complex sugars into simple sugars. The bees then place the honey in wax cells and fan it with their wings to remove the excess moisture. Honey is 80% natural sugar, mostly fructose, and glucose. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar.

  • What is local honey?

    Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

  • Will honey help my cough?

    Will honey help my cough? Yes! Honey is a long-trusted remedy for temporary relief from coughing. Honey has also been shown to be more effective in treating children’s coughs than over the counter cough medicines.

  • How many calories in honey?

    How many calories in honey? Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.

    Honey Nutritional label

  • What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

  • What is Honeycomb?

    A honeycomb is a structure of a hexagonal lattice of cells made from wax that honeybees use for honey storage and brood rearing. Honeycomb is a delicacy and honey that is sealed in beeswax cells is the purest form of raw honey. The wax has little or no nutritional value and will pass through our gut without issue. For more information: Wikipedia link

    Raw Cut Honeycomb; Raw Comb Honey Spring Light

    Raw Cut Comb Honeycomb BrightonHoney.com

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 gathered as a crop by unique farmers called 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 allow for the robbing of honey for human consumption.
Beekeeping has been around for centuries and is one of the most important agricultural practices. We want to show you why beekeeping is so important and how you can get started with it.
Natural Honey is a highly concentrated or supersaturated solution of sugars from flower nectar gathered by honeybees. The complex flavors of local honey are a unique combination of the flora within a geographic location and the influences of climate and soil. Flower nectar is the treat or payment to bees provided by plants in trade for pollination. Honeybees drive off the water concentrating the nectar which accomplishes two major objectives of saving space and naturally creating a substance that protects the sugars from spoiling.Honey has been gathered and used by humans for over 10,000 years. It was even found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The ancient Egyptians were not only well aware of honey’s medicinal properties but also produced mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey. Honey is still used medicinally today and many people believe that it has health benefits including treating allergies, wounds and burns as well as having antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

In addition to being delicious and nutritious, honey is a natural product with multiple uses beyond eating it out of the jar! It can be used as a sweetener in recipes or beverages, as an ingredient in DIY beauty products or added to your skincare routine. You can even use it around the house as a cleaning agent or household remedy.

Be nice to bees!

Unlike other bee-like insects, honeybees 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.

Latest Blog Posts

Honeybee Run-way brightonhoney.com Honeybee Runway – Watch bees Coming and Going in Slow-Motion July 5, 2020 - I wanted to try making a video of the bees using the slow-motion function on my phone and finally got around to it more
Cookie and Chai Tea with Honey Ginger Date Oatmeal cookies and Chai Tea with Honey December 21, 2019 - Cold winter afternoons are perfect for hot tea and a cookie. Oatmeal cookies have been a long-standing favorite for quite a while. It always was a blissful day when the box of oatmeal cookies came in the mail from my mother when I was away at college more
Table hors d'oeuvres with Honeycomb An Informal Get-Together with Honeycomb and Other Hors D’oeuvres December 5, 2019 - Cooking for a group in an NYC kitchen is challenging however it didn’t me stop me from going all out!  While the main dishes are an important element and required careful planning to cover myriad modern dietary restrictions more
honeybee on mint Gardening and Creating Pollinator Friendly Spaces January 12, 2019 - Anyone can create a welcoming garden for pollinators. Turning your own yard or other property such as a schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a pollinator habitat is fun, easy and can make a difference for birds also. Planting a few flowers for your honey bees is like adding a few gallons of water to the ocean. Honeybees need on average about a square mile of good cover to forage on. However, adding a diverse mix of flowering plants to your garden will also attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, along with native bee species and the occasional wasps. These insects are essential to our survival and need to be welcomed into at the least a corner of our backyards.… more
Honey Ginger Drink Spiked Honey Ginger Lemonade Cocktail August 13, 2018 - This is a guest post from my brother-in-law, Adam. He is a food connoisseur and Director of Training, Talent, and Community Partnership at Levy Restaurants: I wanted to make a refreshing and light summery mass cocktail for my housewarming BBQ in Brooklyn.  I decided on making a spiked honey ginger lemonade using my favorite honey.  On the day before the party, I started by making a ginger simple syrup, I also froze three-liter bottles of water.  I have a great samovar I got from a hotel sale, and about 20 minutes before my guests arrived I filled it with the lemonade (I usually make my own lemonade, but I was running late so I got a nice, not from concentrate… more
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kWh
Generation best: Locally Sourced Raw Wildflower Honey - Brighton Honey
  • Incredible honey. Very deep, rich flavor. Fantastic service. Great guy. Best in the area. Buy your honey here!

    Nathan Gellatly
    November 19, 2022

    The best honey out there!!!!!!

    john knight
    September 21, 2021

    My experience with Brighton Honey was amazing. The education I received from the owner prior to my purchase was awesome. I received my order and it was well... read more

    Renee Carroll
    September 16, 2020
  • Was lead to this local upstate New York honey maker by word of mouth from a friend. I’m a novice honey connoisseur; well maybe more like collector; but regardless I... read more

    Matt Ingrassio
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and great people! Will buy from again. Highly recommended. The fall honey is superb

    joseph graham
    September 16, 2020

    Ward was extremely helpful and supplied a quick quote for a company meeting gift consideration. I'm sure the honey is as sweet as the service.

    Tina DiVita
    September 16, 2020
  • Great local product. Above and beyond customer service-----

    Gross Profit
    September 16, 2020

    Great beekeeper and incredible honey!

    Elizabeth Kellman
    September 16, 2020

    My wife and I took our two young grandsons to learn about beekeeping, and Ward was wonderfully accommodating. He did a great job showing and talking about the bees and... read more

    David Meade
    September 16, 2021
  • Ward is incredibly knowledgeable about honey, and I learned more about bees and beekeeping in an hour than I think I have learned in my whole life. His honey... read more

    Liam McMahon
    October 20, 2021

    I found this place online on Friday evening and was able to “schedule” a time to show up for a short tour the next day. Ward is extremely welcoming not... read more

    David Kensek
    August 1, 2021

    Ward is very accommodating! Always Delicious!

    Christina Terry
    August 21, 2022
  • Love Brighton Honey! Friendly man willing to educate anyone interested in beekeeping and eco friendly living. Delicious raw honey tasting and available for purchase!

    Kym Pettitt
    September 16, 2020

    We were in town for parent's weekend at R.I.T. and were looking for something different to do outdoors. I called Brighton Honey to inquire about a visit to the apiary... read more

    Diane
    October 22, 2021

    WOW!!! Ward is terrific! We had a sudden Honeybee swarm turn into thousands of bees and a 9inch deep hive in our yard close to our pool. Ward returned our... read more

    Theresa Harpole
    September 16, 2020
  • Best honey around! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some good local honey in NY.

    Gabriel Mangieri
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and wonderful people.

    Willie Girten
    September 16, 2020

    Raw and delicious honey. I picked two different flavors. I will pick up more.

    aakash patel
    February 15, 2021

Natural Raw Local Wildflower Honey

Located in the town of Brighton just outside Rochester, New York is our apiary and gardens. At Brighton Honey, we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves on producing locally sourced wildflower honey without chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides. It’s natural, raw honey sourced from my hives. If you are looking for local honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want to stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, all-natural, and is never heat-treated. If you hold it up to the sunlight you can see specks of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket.

Some Interesting Honey Facts

Honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees and is:

  • Naturally vegan
  • Naturally kosher
  • A near-zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
  • What is honey?

    What is honey? Honey is concentrated flower nectar that has been processed by bees. The bees ingest the nectar and enzymes break down complex sugars into simple sugars. The bees then place the honey in wax cells and fan it with their wings to remove the excess moisture. Honey is 80% natural sugar, mostly fructose, and glucose. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar.

  • What is local honey?

    Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

  • Will honey help my cough?

    Will honey help my cough? Yes! Honey is a long-trusted remedy for temporary relief from coughing. Honey has also been shown to be more effective in treating children’s coughs than over the counter cough medicines.

  • How many calories in honey?

    How many calories in honey? Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.

    Honey Nutritional label

  • What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

  • What is Honeycomb?

    A honeycomb is a structure of a hexagonal lattice of cells made from wax that honeybees use for honey storage and brood rearing. Honeycomb is a delicacy and honey that is sealed in beeswax cells is the purest form of raw honey. The wax has little or no nutritional value and will pass through our gut without issue. For more information: Wikipedia link

    Raw Cut Honeycomb; Raw Comb Honey Spring Light

    Raw Cut Comb Honeycomb BrightonHoney.com

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 gathered as a crop by unique farmers called 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 allow for the robbing of honey for human consumption.
Beekeeping has been around for centuries and is one of the most important agricultural practices. We want to show you why beekeeping is so important and how you can get started with it.
Natural Honey is a highly concentrated or supersaturated solution of sugars from flower nectar gathered by honeybees. The complex flavors of local honey are a unique combination of the flora within a geographic location and the influences of climate and soil. Flower nectar is the treat or payment to bees provided by plants in trade for pollination. Honeybees drive off the water concentrating the nectar which accomplishes two major objectives of saving space and naturally creating a substance that protects the sugars from spoiling.Honey has been gathered and used by humans for over 10,000 years. It was even found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The ancient Egyptians were not only well aware of honey’s medicinal properties but also produced mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey. Honey is still used medicinally today and many people believe that it has health benefits including treating allergies, wounds and burns as well as having antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

In addition to being delicious and nutritious, honey is a natural product with multiple uses beyond eating it out of the jar! It can be used as a sweetener in recipes or beverages, as an ingredient in DIY beauty products or added to your skincare routine. You can even use it around the house as a cleaning agent or household remedy.

Be nice to bees!

Unlike other bee-like insects, honeybees 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.

Latest Blog Posts

Honeybee Run-way brightonhoney.com Honeybee Runway – Watch bees Coming and Going in Slow-Motion July 5, 2020 - I wanted to try making a video of the bees using the slow-motion function on my phone and finally got around to it more
Cookie and Chai Tea with Honey Ginger Date Oatmeal cookies and Chai Tea with Honey December 21, 2019 - Cold winter afternoons are perfect for hot tea and a cookie. Oatmeal cookies have been a long-standing favorite for quite a while. It always was a blissful day when the box of oatmeal cookies came in the mail from my mother when I was away at college more
Table hors d'oeuvres with Honeycomb An Informal Get-Together with Honeycomb and Other Hors D’oeuvres December 5, 2019 - Cooking for a group in an NYC kitchen is challenging however it didn’t me stop me from going all out!  While the main dishes are an important element and required careful planning to cover myriad modern dietary restrictions more
honeybee on mint Gardening and Creating Pollinator Friendly Spaces January 12, 2019 - Anyone can create a welcoming garden for pollinators. Turning your own yard or other property such as a schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a pollinator habitat is fun, easy and can make a difference for birds also. Planting a few flowers for your honey bees is like adding a few gallons of water to the ocean. Honeybees need on average about a square mile of good cover to forage on. However, adding a diverse mix of flowering plants to your garden will also attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, along with native bee species and the occasional wasps. These insects are essential to our survival and need to be welcomed into at the least a corner of our backyards.… more
Honey Ginger Drink Spiked Honey Ginger Lemonade Cocktail August 13, 2018 - This is a guest post from my brother-in-law, Adam. He is a food connoisseur and Director of Training, Talent, and Community Partnership at Levy Restaurants: I wanted to make a refreshing and light summery mass cocktail for my housewarming BBQ in Brooklyn.  I decided on making a spiked honey ginger lemonade using my favorite honey.  On the day before the party, I started by making a ginger simple syrup, I also froze three-liter bottles of water.  I have a great samovar I got from a hotel sale, and about 20 minutes before my guests arrived I filled it with the lemonade (I usually make my own lemonade, but I was running late so I got a nice, not from concentrate… more
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kWh @ Locally Sourced Raw Wildflower Honey - Brighton Honey
  • Incredible honey. Very deep, rich flavor. Fantastic service. Great guy. Best in the area. Buy your honey here!

    Nathan Gellatly
    November 19, 2022

    The best honey out there!!!!!!

    john knight
    September 21, 2021

    My experience with Brighton Honey was amazing. The education I received from the owner prior to my purchase was awesome. I received my order and it was well... read more

    Renee Carroll
    September 16, 2020
  • Was lead to this local upstate New York honey maker by word of mouth from a friend. I’m a novice honey connoisseur; well maybe more like collector; but regardless I... read more

    Matt Ingrassio
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and great people! Will buy from again. Highly recommended. The fall honey is superb

    joseph graham
    September 16, 2020

    Ward was extremely helpful and supplied a quick quote for a company meeting gift consideration. I'm sure the honey is as sweet as the service.

    Tina DiVita
    September 16, 2020
  • Great local product. Above and beyond customer service-----

    Gross Profit
    September 16, 2020

    Great beekeeper and incredible honey!

    Elizabeth Kellman
    September 16, 2020

    My wife and I took our two young grandsons to learn about beekeeping, and Ward was wonderfully accommodating. He did a great job showing and talking about the bees and... read more

    David Meade
    September 16, 2021
  • Ward is incredibly knowledgeable about honey, and I learned more about bees and beekeeping in an hour than I think I have learned in my whole life. His honey... read more

    Liam McMahon
    October 20, 2021

    I found this place online on Friday evening and was able to “schedule” a time to show up for a short tour the next day. Ward is extremely welcoming not... read more

    David Kensek
    August 1, 2021

    Ward is very accommodating! Always Delicious!

    Christina Terry
    August 21, 2022
  • Love Brighton Honey! Friendly man willing to educate anyone interested in beekeeping and eco friendly living. Delicious raw honey tasting and available for purchase!

    Kym Pettitt
    September 16, 2020

    We were in town for parent's weekend at R.I.T. and were looking for something different to do outdoors. I called Brighton Honey to inquire about a visit to the apiary... read more

    Diane
    October 22, 2021

    WOW!!! Ward is terrific! We had a sudden Honeybee swarm turn into thousands of bees and a 9inch deep hive in our yard close to our pool. Ward returned our... read more

    Theresa Harpole
    September 16, 2020
  • Best honey around! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some good local honey in NY.

    Gabriel Mangieri
    October 3, 2022

    Fantastic honey and wonderful people.

    Willie Girten
    September 16, 2020

    Raw and delicious honey. I picked two different flavors. I will pick up more.

    aakash patel
    February 15, 2021

Natural Raw Local Wildflower Honey

Located in the town of Brighton just outside Rochester, New York is our apiary and gardens. At Brighton Honey, we are passionate about honey and pride ourselves on producing locally sourced wildflower honey without chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides. It’s natural, raw honey sourced from my hives. If you are looking for local honey please contact us or you can purchase honey online. If you want to stop by to purchase honey and you can see the bees hard at work. Brighton Honey is 100% pure, raw, unfiltered, all-natural, and is never heat-treated. If you hold it up to the sunlight you can see specks of pollen grains and tiny pieces of white beeswax, something that missing in processed or imported honey typically from the supermarket.

Some Interesting Honey Facts

Honey is a natural plant product gathered by bees and is:

  • Naturally vegan
  • Naturally kosher
  • A near-zero carbon footprint source of concentrated energy!
  • What is honey?

    What is honey? Honey is concentrated flower nectar that has been processed by bees. The bees ingest the nectar and enzymes break down complex sugars into simple sugars. The bees then place the honey in wax cells and fan it with their wings to remove the excess moisture. Honey is 80% natural sugar, mostly fructose, and glucose. Honey is much sweeter than table sugar.

  • What is local honey?

    Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

  • Will honey help my cough?

    Will honey help my cough? Yes! Honey is a long-trusted remedy for temporary relief from coughing. Honey has also been shown to be more effective in treating children’s coughs than over the counter cough medicines.

  • How many calories in honey?

    How many calories in honey? Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.

    Honey Nutritional label

  • What is raw honey?

    Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

  • What is Honeycomb?

    A honeycomb is a structure of a hexagonal lattice of cells made from wax that honeybees use for honey storage and brood rearing. Honeycomb is a delicacy and honey that is sealed in beeswax cells is the purest form of raw honey. The wax has little or no nutritional value and will pass through our gut without issue. For more information: Wikipedia link

    Raw Cut Honeycomb; Raw Comb Honey Spring Light

    Raw Cut Comb Honeycomb BrightonHoney.com

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 gathered as a crop by unique farmers called 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 allow for the robbing of honey for human consumption.
Beekeeping has been around for centuries and is one of the most important agricultural practices. We want to show you why beekeeping is so important and how you can get started with it.
Natural Honey is a highly concentrated or supersaturated solution of sugars from flower nectar gathered by honeybees. The complex flavors of local honey are a unique combination of the flora within a geographic location and the influences of climate and soil. Flower nectar is the treat or payment to bees provided by plants in trade for pollination. Honeybees drive off the water concentrating the nectar which accomplishes two major objectives of saving space and naturally creating a substance that protects the sugars from spoiling.Honey has been gathered and used by humans for over 10,000 years. It was even found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The ancient Egyptians were not only well aware of honey’s medicinal properties but also produced mead, a fermented alcoholic beverage made from honey. Honey is still used medicinally today and many people believe that it has health benefits including treating allergies, wounds and burns as well as having antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

In addition to being delicious and nutritious, honey is a natural product with multiple uses beyond eating it out of the jar! It can be used as a sweetener in recipes or beverages, as an ingredient in DIY beauty products or added to your skincare routine. You can even use it around the house as a cleaning agent or household remedy.

Be nice to bees!

Unlike other bee-like insects, honeybees 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.

Latest Blog Posts

Honeybee Run-way brightonhoney.com Honeybee Runway – Watch bees Coming and Going in Slow-Motion July 5, 2020 - I wanted to try making a video of the bees using the slow-motion function on my phone and finally got around to it more
Cookie and Chai Tea with Honey Ginger Date Oatmeal cookies and Chai Tea with Honey December 21, 2019 - Cold winter afternoons are perfect for hot tea and a cookie. Oatmeal cookies have been a long-standing favorite for quite a while. It always was a blissful day when the box of oatmeal cookies came in the mail from my mother when I was away at college more
Table hors d'oeuvres with Honeycomb An Informal Get-Together with Honeycomb and Other Hors D’oeuvres December 5, 2019 - Cooking for a group in an NYC kitchen is challenging however it didn’t me stop me from going all out!  While the main dishes are an important element and required careful planning to cover myriad modern dietary restrictions more
honeybee on mint Gardening and Creating Pollinator Friendly Spaces January 12, 2019 - Anyone can create a welcoming garden for pollinators. Turning your own yard or other property such as a schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a pollinator habitat is fun, easy and can make a difference for birds also. Planting a few flowers for your honey bees is like adding a few gallons of water to the ocean. Honeybees need on average about a square mile of good cover to forage on. However, adding a diverse mix of flowering plants to your garden will also attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, along with native bee species and the occasional wasps. These insects are essential to our survival and need to be welcomed into at the least a corner of our backyards.… more
Honey Ginger Drink Spiked Honey Ginger Lemonade Cocktail August 13, 2018 - This is a guest post from my brother-in-law, Adam. He is a food connoisseur and Director of Training, Talent, and Community Partnership at Levy Restaurants: I wanted to make a refreshing and light summery mass cocktail for my housewarming BBQ in Brooklyn.  I decided on making a spiked honey ginger lemonade using my favorite honey.  On the day before the party, I started by making a ginger simple syrup, I also froze three-liter bottles of water.  I have a great samovar I got from a hotel sale, and about 20 minutes before my guests arrived I filled it with the lemonade (I usually make my own lemonade, but I was running late so I got a nice, not from concentrate… more