You may be wondering; what does beekeeping have to do with fresh slow cooking? First, making honey is a slow process for the bees. During her lifetime a worker bee only produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey. That means twelve bee lifetimes per teaspoon of honey — a total of almost 10 000 miles (16 000 km) of flight, and drinking the nectar of over 30 000 flowers. Second, although I keep my usage of sweeteners to a minimum since watching Sugar: The Bitter Truth, I substitute honey for sugar in my cooking whenever possible. Third, what could be more fresh than enjoying honey straight from the comb of bees that you take of?… Not only that, bees are necessary for directly pollinating approximately 30% of our foods, including almonds, blueberries and apples — where would we be without our fresh fruits and vegetables?