• Harvesting Honey: Creating Harmony with the Bees

    By Kendall on October 15, 2017

    As the warmth of summer fades into the crisp temperatures of fall, beekeepers get ready to harvest their honey. But there’s more to it than just extracting the honey…

    As stewards of the land, these apiculturists raise bees in a healthy and safe environment. In other words, they create a balance between our human desire for honey and the health and longevity of the bee colonies.

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  • How to Taste Natural Honey for the First Time

    By Kendall on October 15, 2017

    To taste natural honey for the first time is to experience it at a sensory level. Unlike the honey options lining supermarket shelves, locally grown honey — honey that a farmer harvests from carefully nurtured hives — opens up a world of color, aroma and, of course, taste.

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    How to Safely Store your Maple Syrup & Honey

    By Kendall on May 25, 2014

    Caring for maple syrup and honey is easy. Follow these steps to ensure you keep the best flavor for recent purchase, for the longest time possible; that is if you don’t eat it all immediately!

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    Maple Grading

    By Kendall on May 5, 2014

    Did you know North America supplies about 90% of the world’s maple supply?

    North American maple producers have four different maple syrup grades: light amber, medium amber, dark amber, and extra dark amber.

    Even though maple syrup is available in both “A” and “B” grades, all syrup is good for different purposes. Read more about recent changes taking effect.

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    Victory Never Tasted So Sweet, and Natural!

    By Kendall on November 30, 2013

    At the 54th annual North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC) conference the Spring Break Maple Company walked away as winners across multiple categories.

    Spring Break placed first in the Maple Candy Contest, second in the Maple Cream Contest, and third in both the Maple Sugar Contest and the Dark Amber Maple Syrup Contest.

    “We’re so honored to be nationally recognized for our natural maple products,” Kristi Brannen said.

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