Bearspaw Honey Harvest

A friend sent these pictures of some of his honey harvest. It was part of his second pull, taken September 4th.  He says there’s more to gather and he’ll collect it in a couple of weeks. Looks like great quality!  Stephen’s a skilled photographer (he took these pictures and I’ve used others on this site before), but we have to also give credit to the honey containers who were willing to line up so nicely for the photos.

SJB Honey Crop

Water-white honey; 16.2 to 16.4% moisture.
(Note to self: buy some of this guy’s crop!)

Bears' Paws

The honey farm is called “Bearspaw Bounty” and is just outside Calgary.
The label on the lid is a detachable coffee coaster and honey-order reminder.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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8 Responses to Bearspaw Honey Harvest

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am a big fan of Bearspaw Bounty honey.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Does this honey need to be kept in the fridge?


    • Ron Miksha says:

      No. Store honey in the kitchen pantry or cupboard. For long periods, store at room temperature, lid on, preferably in the dark. For a week or two, keep it out on the table or counter top where it will be fine, but will disappear rapidly because you’ll see it and use it regularly.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! How does it compare for use in recipes to store brand honey? The consistency is quite different.


    • Ron Miksha says:

      Store-brand honey has likely been heated and filtered so much that it stays liquid. The Bearspaw Honey is more ‘raw’ and has crystallized, which is the natural state for most honey after a few weeks. Neither needs refrigerated. Neither will spoil.


  4. Kathy Danielson says:

    Hi Ron: A couple of years ago i visited you and purchased a bucket of your honey. I very much appreciated it and wonder if you will put my name down on your list of people to call in the Fall when you are harvesting honey again.? Thank you for letting me know if this is possible.
    Kathy D.


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