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Traditional Agriculture & Sustainability Conference Oct.

October 11th, 2012 by melanie

We’ll be sharing this year’s honey harvests at the Traditional Agriculture & Sustainability Conference taking place this Friday & Saturday in Espanola at the Northern New Mexico Community College campus.

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2012 Pure & Raw Varietal Honey Harvests.

Each location individually harvested and extracted so as to preserve distinct locale bloom through resepective seasons. We do not add anything to our honeys, they are as the bees collected and preserved them. We do not use chemicals nor commercial pharmaceutical antibiotics on our bees. When season’s dictate, we implement natural recipes and herbal supplements to promote our bees health & wellbeing.

Miel del Monte from our home yard @ 8300′ elevation in Truchas, where Carson, Pecos & Santa Fe National Forests converge. This year’s season-long (spring through early fall)  nectar floral sources include high mountain meadow and pasture blooms.

Lagrimas del Oro del Ojo Sarco from the next valleycanyon on The High Road. Elevation 7,400 feet. Translated “Golden Tears from the Cloudy Eye”….Ojo Sarco, or “The Cloudy Eye” is where a pozo- or a spring well emerged.

Rio Grande Bosque Bliss from down in the Velarde Valley. This honey is predominantly spring bloom which exhibits the most exquisit “tropical”  bouquet from La Jolla- the upper Rio Grande basin… delicately divine. Elevation 5, 760 feet.

Valor de Vado from the southern end of the state in the Mesilla Valley, south of Las Cruces and west of the Organ Mountains. It is predominantly alfalfa and cotton.

Mysterious Horizons Honey which is the last harvest from a local CSA on Shalem Colony Trail in Dona Ana- the ancho Mesilla Valley of Las Cruces in southern New Mexico. Elevation 4,900 feet. This CSA was bordered by pecan, onion and alfalfa fields. The CSA featured organically certified herbs & vegetables which included white sage, echinacia, quince and many more…

Paz de Penasco…this year’s nectars include some from Santa Barbara Canyon east of Penasco and some alfalfa and cultivated crops in Chamisal. We had to move the bees from Penasco to Chamisal after an early season bear visit…The natural blend is creamy-licious.

Povi Picuris … Vadito floral sources, north of Penasco and last village before the rock wall switchback on 518 to Taos. Located east of the Picuris Pueblo, this end of the road apiary yields summer clover and alfalfa and lots of start thistle bloom- a prickly patch that composes a choral crescendo of confeccion!

We have a little of our Dulce de Dixon this season but due to bear visit early in the season, we moved those girls up the canyon to the mountain. We harvested a small batch of  Dixon’s Rio Embudo bosque and canyon honey and  saving it exclusively for the Dixon Studio Tour, Nov. 3rd & 4th. For the 5th year we’ll be at The Dixon Mercado, which is located in the elementary school cafeteria- follow the signs!


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