1. Alberdina van der Wolf
    February 23, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

    Hey there,

    I am very interested to come to good Manuka honey.
    Is it possible to buy directly from you.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Sorry for my bad English

    Kinds regards,
    Alberdina van der Wolf

    • Andrew
      March 13, 2014 @ 11:13 am

      I don’t have any connections to buy any of this. You need to hunt an actual Imker. I just spoke to this one on the market square.

  2. Nina F
    December 20, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    Chestnut honey! Pine honey! Honey mead and beer and wine! I would be in honey heaven here, and also would want to embrace it all and take the entire display home with me (but for those pesky extra baggage fees…). You would think that in the small southern Utah USA town where I live that there would be beekeepers but this is not the case. Northern California would be a more likely place to look. Oh well, I can always dream!

    • Andrew
      December 21, 2011 @ 12:18 am

      Maybe there isn’t much vegetation in Utah for them? The Imkerin was adamant about there being specific trees and flowers they like.

      • Nina F
        December 23, 2011 @ 1:31 am

        I did a little research on this – even in the dry desert of southwest Utah, beekeepers do make clover honey, allowing clover near alfalfa fields to attract the bees. Northern Utah is more conducive an area for beekeeping, I expect – more vegetation and moisture in the higher elevations.

  3. Wolfe
    December 19, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    I have so much to aspire to!!!
    Thank you for honoring apiarists around the world, Andy. 😉

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

      How many bees do you have, Ms. Wolfe? Have you been able to harvest from them yet?

  4. Simone
    December 18, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    It´s nice…

    See the Beekeeper pictures from christmas market in Dortmund


    Edit from Andrew: I fixed the URL for you. The other comment with only the URL I tossed.

  5. Sabrina
    December 18, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Wow! That’s a lot of honey. I like the more natural honey in Germany and always buy some at foreign food markets in the US for tea, etc. I went to our first Christmas market here in Germany this year and we wandered by a stand with the bee’s candles 🙂 My sister and I used to buy some for my mom every year for Christmas when we were kids – I don’t think she really used them much. I also don’t think we were good gift givers – for a few years in a row my dad got a bottle of Baileys. Since he pretended he liked it, he kept getting it. It was only years later that we found out he never actually liked it 🙂

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

      A dad humoring his daughters then? At least a bottle of Bailey’s is somewhat better than the tie that is traditional unloved gift in the US.

      I really don’t do much honey. I like it mixed with peanut butter or even just normal butter, but on it’s own I am not a big fan. If I want a sweet syrup, I will tend to go for maple, even if it is way more expensive.

      • Sabrina
        January 12, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

        Really? I love honey? Especially the non-clear version – know which ones I am talking about? Perfect for yogurts and tea. I’m only now slowly starting to get used to maple syrup 🙂

        • Andrew
          January 13, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

          Im sure there are several but clover is the nonclear spreadable that I remember. Maple is such a great taste. A shame most of it in US stores is artificial.

  6. Beate Ziehres
    December 18, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    My childhood memories include beeswax candles on our Christmas tree. It smelled so good and I would love to visit a German Christmas market to get those beeswax candles. Thanks for sharing the Imker story and your experience with honey beer, Andrew.

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 9:52 am

      Your welcome. Thanks for the comment. I keep hearing talk of these candles. We really may have to try one in the spring.

  7. Jeremy Branham
    December 18, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    I had no idea about the honey beer or wine. However, I think I would love the mead wine as I tend to love sweet wines. I actually like to put honey on my toast so I do have quite a taste for it!

    I don’t care much for the candles but makes a lot of sense. I had no idea there was such a variety of honey!

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 9:51 am

      Mead is very nice and is quite sweet. I have heard it is pretty good warm too, but not tried it that way. I would avoid the beer, it wasn’t great. I mix honey with peanutbutter on toast and love that. Ali likes candles, maybe we can try a beeswax one at some point.

  8. Ariana
    December 17, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    Oh, I’m jealous! One of my favorite discoveries in Germany was that you can buy 100% beeswax candles at Mueller for really cheap. They make your home smell like honey when they burn, and they also clean the air. I shipped a bunch to myself when we were leaving, but our stash is dwindling and I have yet to find them in England. But there are some strong beekeeping groups here, so that is a very good sign!

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 9:47 am

      England isn’t so far. And aren’t you guys coming to Berlin through the holidays? If you ever need me to ship some up to you, we can certainly look to see if there are any restrictions on that kind of thing.
      I don’t really like candles, but the idea of smelling like honey is intriguing.

      • Ariana
        December 19, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

        I may just take you up on the offer to ship some candles, especially if there is something here I can send you! I am pretty sure it’s fine to ship them. My mom-in-law just sent me some from the States, and they were unbelievably pricey. Let me know if there’s something you want from the UK– picalilly? 🙂

        • Andrew
          December 21, 2011 @ 12:15 am

          What is picalilly? About the shipping stuff, lets talk more in the new year.

  9. Annette | Bucket List Journey
    December 17, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    My husband and I have been wanting to get beehives to make our own honey. And after reading about all the honey products, I need to speed up the process! Very interesting.

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 9:45 am

      We have a friend in Alaska that does bees. It seems like a lot of work though. I think I’ll stick to my market stands, but definitely let me know if you guys get a hive. I am curious on how it goes.

  10. fotoeins | Henry
    December 17, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    I saw an exhibit/stand for all products honey in the Römerberg Weihnachtsmarkt in Frankfurt am Main last year : honey wine, honey candy, “plain” honey, flavoured honey, pretty beeswax candles – all so good. Me, I wanted to wrap my arms around all of it, and bring it back with me to Chile, if it weren’t for the strict regulations against importing honey products into Chile …

    Thanks for your excellent post, Andrew, and for helping me to relive memories of yet another visit to a Weihnachtsmarkt!

    • Andrew
      December 19, 2011 @ 9:42 am

      Interesting that they have strict restrictions on honey. Any clue why? Seems safer than most natural products, like fruit and such.

      You are welcome. I enjoyed looking at the stand in more detail too.