Have you ever tasted honey straight from a honeycomb? I have. My friend Jesse is a weekend beekeeper. He keeps hives at a local farm in West Virginia. He lives close to the farm, and, on the weekends, he extracts honey from the combs, bottles it, and gives it way to friends. How lucky am I? I have two quarts in my cupboard right now. I haven't made anything with the honey except for add it to my tea, but maybe someday I'll be more ambitious (ideas are welcome!). Check out Jesse's website where he writes about what the world would look without bees, including why bees are disappearing, what you can do about it, and why buying honey from your local organic farmer is part of the solution. Also, why bee stings hurt so much.