Honey - 1.06lb - August 2017 (MIC H(ONE)Y)
In case you didn't know, The Compounder has a fourteen bee hives spread out around the Aurora area. We call the squad, Aurora Bee Company. We will never be the biggest, we will never be the smartest, but we're 100% darn tootin' our hand extracted honey is the besssssssssss.
The benefits of consuming local honey are too many to list here, but take our word for it when we tell you this late-summer's harvest is ALL OF THE YUM YO.
This particular batch was extracted on 8/11/2017... and the taste?
It tastes like exactly how fresh summer honey should taste: crisp, clean, pure, sensual.
On a more personal tip, this August's harvest is an homage to a friend of mine named Mic One who chose to take his own life late last month. And if I know Mike, and I know Mike, he would also call himself crisp, clean, pure, and sensual. More than likely he would be rocking the duck face and wearing a large leather bracelet on one of his wrists too.
Just like this bottle of honey, he was super cute and fit in the palm of my hand.
While a large portion of the City of Chicago tries to process what the hell just happened to one of our favorite people and performers, I have decided to name this harvest in Mic's honor.
With the help of my friend Sebastian, we have decided on the name MIC H(ONE)Y.
The name MIC H(ONE)Y both puts Mike's rap moniker in all caps, which he was quite fond of (because ego), and also references the tone of his skin most of the year, which is this weird shade of faux tan.
Yes, just because my friend is gone doesn't mean I can't give him shit.
Mike, a whole bunch of people miss you and love you and will smack you the next time they see you.
If you are ever experiencing a mountain you can't seem to climb on your own, please consider reaching out to our friends at Suicide Prevention Services. You won't make anyone think any less of you by putting yourself first. If anything, you'll make everyone think more of you because you reached out instead of checking.
REACH OUT. CONTACT SPS AMERICA.
Yes, this honey was in a hive last week. Yes, you can call it raw honey if you want to be trendy. The only thing we do to our honey is double sieve it, and that's only to get the wax and the dead bees out. Sometimes you get free bits of beeswax that somehow escaped the sieve, for that we apologize.
We leave everything else alone.
We encourage a teaspoon a day for every member of your family to make them more good looking, improve stamina, and to possibly aide in battling seasonal allergies.
We standardized on one size, a 1.06lb. bottle, and because we use a lot of honey around here, we have our honey packaged in an easy to squeeze plastic bottle. We don't buy expensive glass jars to just store your honey in because this honey is meant to be eaten before the next harvest bro! There's no need for a knife, spoon, or dowel, and Joel has mentioned repeatedly that the honey is easily applied right to the mouth hole with ease.
For a demonstration of mouth hole application, please call the pharmacy.
Honey does not go bad, so if it starts to crystallize from getting too cold, toss the bottle in a ziploc bag and soak it in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
Buy a bottle or two now, because when it's gone, you'll have to wait until late September/early October for more of our honey.
Yes, the price in 2017 is $17.17, as it was $11.11 way back in 2011 when we started actually bottling and selling the honey instead of just obsessing over how awesome it was. In the year 2020 this honey will sell for $20.20, and if it doesn't sell, we will eat it ourselves.
If that's too rich for your blood, you won't offend us. Just remember: It doesn't matter where you buy your honey, as long as you know a person put their entire soul into the bottle.
And here, well, you're tasting Joel. Enjoy eating Joel please. #EATJOEL