Giveaway: Old Blue Raw Honey

A giveaway of west coast honey from Old Blue Raw Honey. All the pictures in the post are by Camille Storch.

three small bottles of honey

This week’s giveaway comes to us from Old Blue Raw Honey. Old Blue is a family business, owned and operated by Henry and Camille Storch (you might know Camille from her lovely blog, Wayward Spark. She’s also written a couple of honey-based guest posts for me in the past).

Camille and Henry Storch, and their kids

Henry is a beekeeper and farrier, transporting his bees to different locations up and down the west coast as needs and the seasons demand. In his free time, he collects seed from native plants and interesting garden varieties, and he plays Legos with his kids. He also documents his days with the bees on Instagram.

Camille handles marketing, customer service, and order fulfillment for Old Blue Raw Honey, and is the writer and photographer behind all the Old Blue blog posts. In her free time, she cans seasonal produce (with honey!), and runs the trails around their home in Philomath, Oregon. Her Instagram account is also glorious.

a wide mouth quart jar full of honey

One of the things that makes Old Blue Raw Honey so special is that they offer a wide array of unusual, small-batch varietal honeys from their hives only. They honey is never heated over natural hive temperatures (under 100°F), and is minimally filtered, so it includes pollen, small wax particles, and once in a while, a small bee bit.

close up on bees crawling on a honeycomb

Old Blue Raw Honey is available online, at select shops, and on occasion, directly from Camille and Henry at events in Oregon. If you’re looking for a good gift for someone who loves interesting honey, getting them a sampler set from Old Blue would be a very smart thing to do.

Happily, it’s the sample set that I get to share today. Henry and Camille have generously offered up three of their Blackberry, Clary Sage, Coriander Honey Sampler Boxes for today’s giveaway. The honeys are packaged in 8 ounce, BPA-free plastic squeeze bottles and I promise, it will take everything you’ve got to keep from dispensing the honey straight onto your tongue.

Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you like to use honey. Do you spoon it into tea? Drizzle it on cornbread? Dollop a little on a sliver of cheese?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, December 19, 2015. A winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, December 20, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Old Blue Raw Honey is providing the honey for this giveaway at no cost to me. They have not paid for placement (though about a year and a half ago, Camille did give me a little bottle of honey). I’m writing this post because their honey is delicious and I want to share its goodness. 

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432 Responses to Giveaway: Old Blue Raw Honey

  1. 401
    Trish B says:

    Usually in tea or on toast. Or sometimes I just sneak a spoonful.

  2. 402
    Rachel says:

    Over my homemade yogurt and homemade granola! Yum!

  3. 403
    Lisa Landgraf says:

    Honey is just amazing. I enjoy it almost every way from drizzled over a chunk of blue cheese to topping anything I spread butter on. Thank you bees!!

  4. 404
    pam newton says:

    In tea. By the spoonfull to cure hiccups. On hot cereal. On toast. In cookies. & salad dressings. Honey cake!
    Everyday we thank the bees & the trees.

  5. 405
    Cathy M T says:

    I have a recipe for Greek cookies baked with lots of oil. They come out very crispy and are then soaked in a mixture of honey, sugar and water, and sprinkled with walnuts. They end up soft and sweet. A wonderful way to let the honey’s special taste shine through.

  6. 406
    Anita Lotz says:

    On a freshly toasted English muffin. The best.

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    bill spencer says:

    I love it drizzled over spicy fried chicken, but also love it in baklava in place of the simple sugar syrup.

  8. 408
    Chrissy says:

    Love adding a spoonful of honey to hot tea

  9. 409
    e says:

    Some of my jam recipes call for honey, but I think I’d rather use this in tea – the better to appreciate the flavors.

  10. 410
    Alexa says:

    I use honey in everything! On toast, in my coffee, in my salad dressings, in my whole wheat breads… you name it. And I love eating spoonfuls straight from the jar!

  11. 411
    GD Suthon says:

    Honey on a slice of buttered toast and in a cup of tea.

  12. 412
    Rebecca says:

    I’ve never had farm fresh honey before, but I know I would enjoy it in many ways!

  13. 413
    rqdragon says:

    Drizzled on twice-toasted, butter slathered English muffins – OH EM GEE!!!!

  14. 414
    Shelly says:

    I like honey in tea, on my PB & Honey sandwich, and used in recipes that I try. Thanks for this chance. This honey sounds divine!

  15. 415
    rqdragon says:

    Drizzled on a twice toasted, butter slathered, English muffin!!!

  16. 416
    Grace Lewis says:

    I have distinct memories as a little girl of taking a pill in a spoon of honey. I don’t do that now, but it was a nice way to have to do something unpleasant.

    Right now, I put it in tea or in hot water with ACV when I’m feeling a little under the weather.

    My third daughter’s middle name is Tupelo after Van Morrison’s song “Tupelo Honey” so I have a soft spot in my heart for good honey 🙂

  17. 417
    Sue G says:

    Peanut butter and honey on waffles! Over my sprouted grain cereals! In my quick oats! Best of all, half a grapefruit with sliced bananas on top, drizzled with honey and baked for 15 minutes! I could go on and on…we always have fresh local honey on hand….I would,love to try some Old Blue varieties!

  18. 418
    Robin says:

    I love honey on cornbread or biscuits and I’m learning to use it jams more and more. Raw honey is the best tasting kind.

  19. 419
    Jessica D. says:

    On top of homemade biscuits on a Sunday morning….

  20. 420
    Tanya says:

    I enjoy honey on toatst with a soft cheese and cinnamon for breakfast

  21. 421
    nancy from Mass says:

    mmm Honey! i love it on yogurt, over an english muffin, or by the spoonful. Honey is just awesome!

  22. 422
    Charlie M says:

    Hmmm fresh honey on some fresh out of the oven cornbread…that hits the spot!

  23. 423
    Esther says:

    On, in, and with everything sweet. Most often that means in my tea and with my yogurt.

  24. 424
    Rachel says:

    Toast with honey. That n I n could get into.

  25. 425
    Rachel says:

    Dollop on everything

  26. 426
    oukay says:

    I like honey with my morning oatmeal.

  27. 427
    Yafa says:

    I have honey with my morning yogurt. We just ran out of honey this week and need to replenish our supply!

  28. 428
    Diana says:

    Honey ice cream is brilliant – so sweet and delicious!

  29. 429
    Carol says:

    I put it in my tea and sometimes just eat it by the spoon!

    Carol

  30. 430
    Cynthia Peck says:

    We use honey on my husband’s homemade biscuits.

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    Teresa says:

    Definitely in tea.

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