Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Artisan / Edibles Aug 21, 2009 Readying the Bees SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestHelen Kennedy has reason to smile. Spring is an exciting time of renewal for this Kelowna beekeeper and recently published author of Honey for Your Health: Recipes from Arlo’s Honey Farm. For someone whose daily life revolves around her industrious bees, the winter is a much-needed and yet seemingly interminable time of separation.Helen’s spring days involve readying her army of bees by un-winterizing their hives, checking for food supply and for the start of a brood. The honey they produce is efficiently jarred and stock-piled for Helen’s stand at the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market (the largest farmers’ market in the Interior of BC).Between tending to her bees, readying her jars of honey, entering (and winning) competitions crowning her honey “Best in BC,” and promoting her recently published book, Helen’s days seem to echo the diligent buzzing of her hives. “I can’t help but love this season,” Helen beams as she replaces a healthy frame of bees into its hive. “It’s all coming alive again, starting fresh. Pretty soon the bees will be pollinating all the plants around us. It’s the ultimate assurance that life unfolds as it should.”Article from Tourism Kelowna. Photo courtesy of Arlo’s Honey Farm, taken by Christina Symons.ArtisanArtisan ProductshoneyOkanagan SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Artisan / Drink / Events / Food / Food Events / Victoria May 21, 2019 The Cheese and Meat Festival When the sun’s out and gorgeously beating down on a weekend mid-May, people in Victoria require an exceptional reason to stay inside for a few ... Read More Artisan / Food / Food Shops March 14, 2014 Ten Years of True Grain Bread “The original Cowichan Bay Bakery and its Okanagan sister location celebrate a decade of baking made from freshly milled, local, organic ... Read More Artisan / Good For You / Health / One ingredient August 6, 2013 The Vinegar Lady Vinegar is one of the world’s most widely used condiments—every culture around the world utilizes the pantry staple. The Italians love their ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient / Vancouver July 19, 2013 Earnest Ice Cream: Vancouver’s Very Own A day without ice cream is a day wasted. At least that is how entrepreneurs Ben Earnst and Erica Bernardi of Vancouver’s Earnest Ice Cream feel. ... Read More Artisan / Food News / One ingredient June 10, 2013 Cheese of the Month June: Blossom’s Blue A little bit of blue cheese goes a long way. That’s the literal truth about Blossom’s Blue, an exceptional blue cheese made by Moonstruck Organic ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient April 29, 2013 Cheese of the Month May: Alpindon Eat is happy to announce we will be featuring one “Cheese of the month” article each month online. Expand your cheese tastes! ... Read More Comments are closed.