S2E9.2 | Cloister Honey – Paper Trails Podcast

SEASON 2: EPISODE 9.2

CLOISTER HONEY

Paper Trails Podcast is channeling Bill Nye vibes on this episode — we learned SO MUCH from the inspiring owners of Cloister Honey in Charlotte, NC.  First, Nick suited up and learned beekeeping (go back and check out part 1 if you haven’t!) and on part 2, Nick sits down with founders Joanne de la Rionda and Randall York who share the scientific process behind their crystalized honey blends.  Hear how they went from hobby beekeepers who shared honey with friends, to creating their cinnamon honey to compete with teachers/part-time bee keepers and sell at farmers markets.

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“Crystalized honey is not rocket science but it’s a pain.  We do the hard stuff.  It’s not as easy to make cinnamon, ghost pepper, lavender, pumpkin spice at high quality.”

– Randall York, Cloister Honey

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S2E9.1 | Beekeeping with Cloister Honey – Paper Trails Podcast

SEASON 2: EPISODE NUMBER: 9.1

EPISODE GUEST: Cloister Honey…and their Bees

Nick suited up and got a lesson in beekeeping from Charlotte, NC’s own Cloister Honey.  (there were no bees with Jerry Seinfeld’s voice, unfortunately.)  It’s an entirely fascinating process learning about the the work of the queen, the hive, what makes a have successful. 

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“Nature is brutally efficient.”  Cloister Honey’s Randall York shares on the unforgiving behavior of how the hive crowns a new queen.

A few fun facts Nick shared from the hives: 

1) You can move a hive 2 feet or 2 miles… nothing in between because the bees won’t find their hive 

2) Bees only live for a few weeks 

3) The bottom 2 boxes of hive are never touched bc that’s the honey for the bees to eat and live off of. The ones above that are the ones that bee keepers take to eat or sell. 

Beekeeping is fascinating and we’re so excited to share a bit about what goes into their honey with you. 

“In the hive, about 97% of all the bees in the hive are female.  They do all the work.  The males do nothing – all they do is they hope to mate.”

– Randall York, Cloister Honey

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