Family Tradition Turns Into a Sweet Business
Beekeeping has become popular in recent years. In fact, my husband and I have been keeping a few hives for almost 8 years now. But that can’t compare to a family that has been beekeeping for over 100 years. Jace Becker’s great grandfather began beekeeping in 1919. Jace grew up around the business of beekeeping and continues the family tradition today. Together with his wife Sara, they have created a craft honey business that is their passion, Backroad Beekeeping.
They specialize in creamed honey. Creamed honey is simply honey that has been whipped in a way to create small crystals, which naturally form over time. By creaming honey it turns it into spreadable deliciousness. What makes Backroad Beekeeping creamed honey really stand out is the infusions. Mmmmm...it’s making my mouth water just writing about them. So you have this creamy, spreadable honey, and then it's infused bringing it to a whole new tasting experience. Sara is the mastermind behind the creations and has come up with some irresistible choices such as Pumpkin Spice, Espresso Bean and Cinnamon.
My two favorites are Fresh Lemon and Golden Milk. The Fresh Lemon has just the right amount of tartness to offset the sweet and is perfect slathered on a scone. But the Golden Milk Creamed Honey really stands out. Perhaps you have heard of a Golden Milk latte made popular by some coffee chains. Golden Milk is a traditional Indian drink that has its roots in Ayurveda. With a base of milk or coconut milk, spices such as turmeric and ginger are added to make a healing, warming beverage. Sara uses a spice blend from The Allspicery that is a combination of organic turmeric, organic ceylon cinnamon, organic ginger and organic malabar peppercorn.
It’s so good! I love it on a slice of lightly toasted homemade bread. Yes, I’ve been making lots of bread, but sourdough is too fussy for me. I prefer this no knead bread recipe that is beyond easy. I also like just eating the Golden Milk Creamed with a spoon.
Sara and Jace really embody what our Farm to Fork in a Box is all about. They are a small family-owned, young business, albeit with generations of history supporting them. They work hard and are passionate about what they do and are always striving for excellence in their product. We are so happy to feature them in our July box.
Because they are a family business and work closely with their grandparents we were not able to shoot their video. Jace and Sara we gracious enough to film it themselves and my husband edited. We cut out the curse words, but kept in how authentic these two are. We think the are adorable! Watch the video to see.