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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By |2022-03-23T13:32:39-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Paper Trails, Season 2|0 Comments

S2E8.1 | Injecting Authenticity into a Food Feed: LatinX Foodie Javier Morales – Paper Trails Podcast

SEASON 2: EPISODE NUMBER: 8.1

EPISODE GUEST: Javier Morales

LatinX foodie phenom, Javier Morales, turned the spotlight on himself and everyone’s watching.

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“QC Javi” as he’s known in the Charlotte, NC area from his popular @qc_javi Instagram account, covers the most mouthwatering, authentic Latin food around the Queen City and beyond. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Javi has always stuck with his roots when it comes to his content creation work. From his early days capturing the Latin music scene, to transitioning his photo skills to the food scene.

Javi made the decision to step in front of the camera, invest in equipment and developing his food-centric content. He jumped out of his comfort zone, attended an influencer event and felt a pivotal change while networking with other foodies. His content production style and platforms have developed from years of trial and error and he suggests trying everything to find what resonates with you. “See which one will make you feel happiest… it’s a lot easier to be myself than to try to come up with other stuff that isn’t related to me,” says Javi.

Catch Part 2 where Javi introduces us to traditional dishes from Oaxaca, México.

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“It’s a lot easier to be myself than to try to come up with other stuff that isn’t related to me.”

– Javier Morales, @qc_javi

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