Today is National Honey Bee Day
At 78 years old my Daddy is raising honey bees. A couple of years ago a friend of his who also raises bees set him up with his own hive. At first it was just one hive-now there are two. I have visited these hives from the comfort of a golf cart and it is amazing watching them work. He is expecting to harvest the honey next month and should have around 50 jars. I can’t wait because I love, love, love honey. Texas has a lot of bee farms with many varieties of honey. I am partial to wildflower honey. To find the bee farms in your state visit the National Honey Board.
As a salute to the honey bee I made four Mini Honey Lemon Bundt Cakes topped with Honey Carmelized Pears. The original recipe was for a regular sized cake so I cut the recipe and cut it in half and used mini pans.
I did some reading a while back about the importance of bees and found it very interesting. Here are a few links should anyone wish to know more:
A Big THANK YOU To The Honey Bee!