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The Big Buzz about Arlo's Honey Farm

There’s been a lot of buzz in culinary circles about bees lately, and with a membership of over 30 beekeepers in the BC Honey Producers Association, Kelowna is no stranger to apiaries. Take Helen Kennedy from Arlo’s Honey Farm, for example. Lovely, energetic and passionate about beekeeping, Kennedy treats her bees like members of the family — and perhaps the bees acknowledge that love by producing a honey that has been recognized as the “Best Honey In BC.” Kennedy doesn’t just raise bees, she also celebrates them through National Day of the Honey Bee. An event that Kennedy conceived a year ago at her 114 acre farm in southeast Kelowna, the day sees neighbouring farms and beekeepers come together to display their products, offer honey tasting and treats, and bee farm tours, which truly makes the area a hive of activity for one day every year.

Visiting apiaries is a great summer activity to do with your kids, teaching them about the importance of bees to our ecosystem, as well as how honey is made. If you wind up taking a pot of honey home, here are a few things to do with it – new ways to incorporate honey as a sweetener into your daily living.


  • Roasted Nectarines with Cardamom Honey 1 of 8
    Roasted Nectarines with Cardamom Honey
    A perfect summer dessert when peaches and nectarines are in season - roast them and top with cardamom-spiked honey and whipped cream, ice cream or yogurt. Delicious for breakfast, too!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Sweet and Sticky Honey Roasted Almonds 2 of 8
    Sweet and Sticky Honey Roasted Almonds
    A heart-healthy snack that's high in fiber, natural almonds are given a kick with honey and spices.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Honey Sage Cornbread 3 of 8
    Honey Sage Cornbread
    A great way to use up the fresh sage in your garden, cornbread is always better with a generous dollop of honey.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Sunflower Seed Butter, Honey & Oat Rice Krispie Squares 4 of 8
    Sunflower Seed Butter, Honey & Oat Rice Krispie Squares
    Perfect for camping, hiking or packing to take on car trips - real food to go!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Honey Baked Ham 5 of 8
    Honey Baked Ham
    There is no better glaze than honey to give a baked ham its sweet, sticky sheen. If you want to wing it, add mustard, balsamic vinegar or spices. Or
    The Family Kitchen has a recipe!
  • Blueberry Honey Panna Cotta 6 of 8
    Blueberry Honey Panna Cotta
    Honey is a perfect way to sweeten panna cotta, dissolving effortlessly into the cream-gelatin mixture and giving it a subtle honey flavour rather than just sweetness. It can be even used to sweeten simmered berries that go on top!
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Saskatoon Berry & Honey Sticky Biscuits 7 of 8
    Saskatoon Berry & Honey Sticky Biscuits
    Made with blueberries or Saskatoons, these sticky biscuits come together in no time - when you're craving sticky buns and don't want to wait for a yeast dough to rise!
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Strawberry Crumble with Honey Sour Cream Ice Cream 8 of 8
    Strawberry Crumble with Honey Sour Cream Ice Cream
    Sweet-tart and juicy crumbles topped with a rubble of oats, butter and sugar are always better topped with ice cream - try this sour cream version, sweetened with honey!
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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