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The Little Flower Soap Co. & Crafted Honey Collaboration

      Since opening the doors to our e-commerce website in May of this year, we've had the good fortune of meeting some remarkable small business owners who have blown us away. The spinning marble hurdling through universe we call home (earth!) is filled with talented people. People, who among all things remarkable, make some really cool stuff that in turn, make this life tastier, more fragrant, more sustainable and more enjoyable. When thinking of these creative types, and looking at the products they sell or the services they provide, we're often left in awe of what they have accomplished, their creativity and their passion for their business. And when we come across individuals or companies like this, we...

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Crafted Honey will be at Christmas in Cornelius

POSTPONED TO: Sunday December 10, 2016 Crafted Honey will be a featured vendor in the local artisan market Christmas in Cornelius! Stop by and see us on Sunday, Dec 4th from noon-6pm and shop from over 60 local artists & craftsmen for that perfect one-of-a-kind item for the loved ones on your holiday shopping list! Christmas in Cornelius will feature an incredible lineup of holiday performances, food trucks, kids activities and even a special appearance from Santa Claus himself! Mark your calendars and join us for an exceptional afternoon of shopping, dining, holiday activities and good ole fashion Christmas fun! When: Sunday December 10th from 12noon to 6PM Where: at Oak Street Mill located in the heart of Old Town Cornelius  More details: Visit...

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Honey: The Pantry Item with the Longest Shelf Life

Worried about using every last drop of your new jar of honey before it goes bad? Never fear, because unlike other grocery items that have expiration dates that seem to creep up on you before that recipe gets made, honey that’s been properly sealed doesn't spoil.  Yes, that’s right, pure honey has a perfect combination of characteristics that allow it to last indefinitely.  Let’s take a closer look.  Honey is mostly comprised of a mixture of water and sugars, namely sucrose and glucose. Bees make honey by gathering moisture-rich nectar from flowers, storing it in an extra “stomach” and returning to the hive. This specialized stomach has digestive enzymes and gastric acids that begin to break down the nectar, making...

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Crafted Honey is an Award Sponsor for the Alphabet 5K

Crafted Honey is proud to announce our participation as an award sponsor of the Alphabet 5K "Run Walk Ride" A-Z being held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at The Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek Ranch. As an award sponsor, Crafted Honey will also be on-site to provide support during the event. What is the Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek? What is a sensory trail? What is the mission of the Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek? What is the purpose of the 5K? Why is Crafted Honey participating? Pollinator Partnership and Monarch Watch Learn More What is The Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek? The Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek is an equine-accessible, multi-dimensional outdoor sensory experience or "sensory trail" for therapeutic and...

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What the heck is Henbit?!

Henbit makes us happy. We like it so much that we included it in the name of one of our honey varietals, Strawberry-Henbit.  So what exactly is it? Allow us to geek out briefly Henbit deadnettle (lamium amplexicaule for the botanists among us, or simply just "henbit") is a plant that is part of the mint family and produces a flower which is dark pink-to-light purple. It's relatively small in stature, reaching heights of between 4 and 10 inches. The tops of the plant are hoisted up by long, square, maroon-colored stems and therefore is sometimes referred to as Giraffe Head. Henbit pops out of the ground and blooms in late winter and early spring in southern climates, or a...

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