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Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

We use organic, raw apple cider vinegar in the majority of our Honey Tonic formulas. Our apple cider vinegar is made domestically in Northern California, from Oregon, Washington, and Northern California-grown apples. I love using apple cider vinegar as a … Continue reading

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How Do Bees Make Honey?

So, how do bees make honey? I’m glad you asked. It’s really quite fascinating. Honey is made of the sweet nectar from flowers. Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid made by flowering plants, which is produced in glands called nectaries. Nectar … Continue reading

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Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar Oil is one of my favorite plants to work with. Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) smells amazing, and is abundant throughout the Pacific Northwest. It was called the “tree of life” by coastal Pacific Northwest Native American … Continue reading

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What Are Honey Tonics? And What Is A Tonic, Anyway?

 What are Honey Tonics? Honey Tonics are sweet, tart, and healthful treats. They can be enjoyed by the spoonful as often as desired. Honey Tonics are made with raw honey and raw apple cider vinegar.  These two ingredients have wonderful … Continue reading

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Herb Companion Blog

We wrote a blog about ourselves as “Herbal Artists”, to promote our online Poppyswap Shop. which was featured in an online Natural Living column for the Herb Companion Magazine. Poppyswap is an online resource for hand-crafted herbal products. Read the … Continue reading

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First Graders Save The Bees!

This spring, I worked with my dear friend Dezire Clarke and her class of first graders at ACCESS Academy on pollinator curriculum. I have been slowly working on writing a children’s book about pollinators, and collaborating with Dezire and these … Continue reading

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Spring Beekeeping

Our honeybees have finished up their gig pollinating the blueberries at Community By Design Farm. Once the blueberry fruit set, the Mickelberry Gardens team got up before sunrise to seal the bees inside the hives before they were awake. Then … Continue reading

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We’re In The News!

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/04/matt_and_madelyn_morris_harves.html Matt and Madelyn Morris harvest honey and herbal remedies at their organic apiary in Troutdale Published: Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:32 PM     Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 3:03 PM By Special to The Oregonian On a rare sunny … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pollination 2012

We have moved several of our beehives this spring from their permanent home at our apiary in Troutdale to blueberry farm Berries To Bellies in Sherwood, Oregon. We are excited to be working with this interesting farm, a permaculture vision … Continue reading

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We’re Growing!

We are very excited to have moved into a new certified commercial kitchen space! We have been hard at work all winter converting this former Mexican restaurant kitchen into our amazing apicultural apothecary! We’ve got more elbow room while we … Continue reading

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