Ahhh, Fall. Time for walks in the brisk wind followed by, you guessed it, a cup of tea with a spoonful of honey in it. And there's no better place to get it then from your local beekeeper. I know of a few in the area (Lloyd Reineke with The Flying Honey Bee can be found at the Cherokee, Quimby, and Marcus farmers markets as well as A Taste of Country near Holstein and Green Acres Greenhouse near Smithland) but recently was able to get a firsthand look at one step of honey production from Alvin Skow at the Sioux City Farmers Market. Extraction:
Skow sold the equipment in the video and upgraded to a new electric-powered system to improve his production of raw honey. This mean Skows honey is unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed.
You can get your honey fix from the Skows Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sioux City Farmers Market through Oct. 29.