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Honey Berry Blast: Williams-Sonoma Juice Week

This week I was invited by Williams-Sonoma to participate in Juice Week and share one of my favorite juice recipe. A huge inspiration for my love of juicing comes from the local harvests around us on Cape Cod. Whether from our local farmer’s market or fresh from our garden and berry patch my family regularly enjoys fresh juices throughout the growing season. This time of year it’s berry season and a few weeks ago we harvested honey from our beehives. This juice combines all of that deliciousness. This is one of the kids’ favorite juices. It tends to blur the lines between juice and smoothie and it comes together in mere minutes.

Beekeeping Honey

My First Bit of Honey

As the seasons change, it is time to begin feeding the bees. This helps to ensure their survival over the upcoming winter months. In the fall, bees take a 2:1 sugar syrup.Yesterday, I planned to place the sugar syrup feeders on the hives. Here on Cape Cod, our club suggests feeding them for the first two weeks in October. Since I was already suited up, I also decided to do this year’s final hive inspections. These would be the last full inspections before spring next year. Little did I know that it would unexpectedly be my first honey harvest.

Crafts Seasons Winter

Bee Mine: Make Your Own Honey Sugar Scrub

honey sugar scrub
Happy Valentine’s Day

A great Valentine’s Day gift to share with those you love is a lovely sugar scrub inspired from my new loves-the honeybees.  It is wonderful for those whose skin could use a little TLC during these cold weathered months.  I happen to make and use this one year round.  For the simple instructions on how to make and share your own, head on over to this post I wrote for on HGTV Garden.

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest