Urban Bee Farms

From Sydney to Seattle

November 27, 2018             Words by Charles Russell

Neighbourhood Honey

Exploring local artisan scenes

If passion for artisan food is #1 at De’lish, then travel is a close #2. There is nothing better than the thrill of discovering a wonderful local find, getting to know the story behind & sharing it with like minded friends.

And that’s where the idea for the Explore page came from.  It started as a conversation among a couple of us about some great food finds on a recent trip to the US Pacific Northwest… which then lead to a conversation about cheese discovered on a trip to the Mornington Peninsula… which then lead to a conversation about finding great Turkish Delight through a friend while travelling in Berlin… We thought it would be fun idea to share with others who have the same passion.

Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula

Maybe the best place to begin, is with the conversation that started it all -with an incredible small batch honey discovery on our trip to the US Pacific Northwest. Artisan Honey is a particular favourite of ours due to the overwhelming impact the local environment has on its taste. And there is really no better example of this than Miellerie Unheated Honey which creates several different products based on the sources of bee pollination. The results must be tasted to be believed. (Try their Blue Gum honey for its creamy almost buttery taste & texture, while their Leatherwood Honey product is a beautifully striking distinctly honey flavour.) Well worth a tasting session.

Miellerie Honey, Tasmania

Seattle Urban Artisan Honey

Our Seattle story began on rainy Saturday when I came across some simply great urban artisan honey at a farmer’s market. The honey was produced by Seattle Urban Honey, a local small batch honey provider owned and operated by a husband & wife team. The idea was to produce unique honey based on the rich floral variety available in different Seattle areas and its impact on flavour. Their honey is produced only from hives located in these Seattle areas. Each hive producing distinctive honey with no two alike.

After one tasting session, I was hooked. I was simply amazed by the differences in taste & consistency of quality. I have been a fan ever since. And it’s been great to see the growth in their recognition. As more people have tasted the honey, the more converts they create for the artisan movement.  If you are travelling to Seattle, it’s worth the mission to find.

Puget Sound, Seattle              Seattle Urban Honey

Sydney Urban Artisan Honey

The good news for us Sydneysiders, is that we also have local Sydney honey utilising the same method and with the same results. Check out our range from the Urban Beehive from Sydney. The Urban Beehive put beehives in city backyards, businesses, community gardens and on rooftops; from Bondi to Marrickville – even the Botanic Gardens. The small 60g test tube produce makes an excellent Secret Santa gift for your foodie friend.

The Urban Beehive Sydney

Want to Know More

Here is an article on Seattle Urban Honey to check out & a link to their website. Also you can find a really useful guide to the local Seattle artisan food scene, edible Seattle

Miellerie Honey, Tasmania

FEATURED IN THE JOURNAL

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