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. 351
    lainey says:

    On gouda cheese; on cornbread; & swirled on crunchy almond butter on toast. Yum.

  2. 352
    Monica says:

    Greek yogurt, a lovely squirt of honey and homemade granola is the perfect breakfast.

  3. 353
    Sheila Reinhard Augustine says:

    I like to use honey when I make wheat bread. It adds a nice sweetness to the taste. I also use honey in tea with lemon, when my throat is feeling sore and raw.

  4. 354
    Maria McCloud says:

    I adore honey in my tea. I go through jars and jars and jars…

  5. 355
    Constance says:

    I love honey drizzled over fresh baked bread spread with good butter, accompanied by a cup of tea.

  6. 356
    Lisa Witt says:

    Added to homemade liqueurs: rhubarb, elderberry, cherry…

  7. 357
    Erin says:

    My homemade Greek yogurt, homemade pumpkin granola and honey drizzled on top. Delicious!!

  8. 358
    Annamarie V says:

    I like to use honey in my coffee and this weekend I’m making a old family recipe of honey cakes.

  9. 359
    Kim says:

    Honey on homemade biscuits immediately transports me back to my childhood in my grandmother’s kitchen. Honey with a nice Parmesan cheese is an indulgence I’ve discovered in adulthood.

  10. 360
    Lori B says:

    I use honey in baking: bread, granola, etc.

  11. 361
    betsy says:

    On homemade granola for breakfast!

  12. 362
    Tina B. - ME says:

    I eat a spoonful of raw honey daily during the winter to ward off colds and flus!

  13. 363
    Michael says:

    On homemade bread with Peanut Butter.

  14. 364
    Amy says:

    I LOVE honey drizzled over fresh baked buttermilk biscuits!

  15. 365
    Cadie says:

    I love it in hot toddys! Also on toast, I go through a lot of honey!

  16. 366
    Tia Bednar says:

    oh honey, how I love you so….on everything!
    cheese, biscuits, ham, cookies, with butter, in tea, in coffee, on a spoon….

  17. 367
    Michele says:

    I use honey in all the usual ways, but also to wash my face! Just dab a little on forehead, chin, and cheeks, then moisten your fingers and spread it around. You can leave it on for a bit as a mini masque, or wash right off by splashing with cool water. It leaves your skin clean but hydrated, and not greasy.

  18. 368
    abhaya says:

    Been following these folks for awhile now. Would love to try their honey. Especially just purely and simple… on toast.

  19. 369
    Camille says:

    My favorite way to have honey is the way my mother fed it to me as a girl. Butter and warm honey on a toasted English muffin, melting together to form a loose, golden nectar.

  20. 370
    Judith says:

    Honey on biscuits! I also love honey on cracker with cream cheese!

  21. 371
    Amy says:

    Honey in tea, honey in Challah,…
    WE had bees in the city (don’t tell the neighbors)

  22. 372
    Misty says:

    In all of my preserves. I buy from a local apiary by the 5 pound bucket! We just got a new house and I am hoping to find a beekeeper to help us foster a hive. And I should probably mention that my kids think honey sticks are the best treat in the world!

  23. 373
    HeleneMarie says:

    Raw honey is the best! It’s my favorite to enhance the taste of so many foods from vegetables and fruits to baked goods, sauces and salad dressings….Just as important, honey boosts my immunity when I add it to holy basil, green or herbal teas. My go-to cold fighter— grapefruit segments dipped lightly in honey, sooo delicious and beneficial as my evening snack!!
    Thank you much for all the good ideas in your previous comments! I think I’ll try them, too 🙂

  24. 374
    Lindsay says:

    With willpower: generously spread on top of buttered toast.
    Without willpower: spooned directly from jar into mouth. Mmmmm.

  25. 375
    Nancy S. says:

    On toasted bread, on toasted bagels, on biscuits, and on cornbread. Only occasionally in tea, I usually prefer tea with no sweetener.

  26. 376
    Marivene says:

    I love honey on a toasted bagel.

  27. 377
    Corrie says:

    I use it in dressings or marinades for vegetables. In larger quantities, I make mead. It’s amazing how different the varieties of honey can taste.

  28. 378
    Beth V. says:

    I love honey in my apricot ginger tea or really, just straight from the jar.

  29. 379
    Kathleen says:

    Generally, my honey goes straight into tea. But recently, I’ve made the switch from using sugar to honey in baked goods. This year, it will also be featured in Christmas stocking gifts for my family!

  30. 380
    Anita Jackson says:

    It’s just as tasty by the spoonful straight from the jar! Buckwheat honey is one of my favorites!

  31. 381
    Michelle Proper says:

    I use honey in my tea and also straight off the spoon! Love making cough syrup with it too.

  32. 382
    Kristin says:

    I like to drizzle honey into my tea or onto a biscuit

  33. 383
    Val says:

    Homemade chai concentrate. Peanut butter & honey on cornbread is also pretty amazing.

  34. 384
    Pamela says:

    I love honey and use it in my canned stuff. But, I also make Jun and have to have raw organic honey for that.

  35. 385
    Victoria says:

    I loveeeeee honey in tea but especially on a warm piece of corn bread. Yum

  36. 386
    Andria says:

    I love it on warm toast and in tea/coffee. And also straight 🙂

  37. 387
    Heather says:

    coffee, toast, yogurt…It always goes faster than I expect

  38. 388
    Sara says:

    I use honey for baking, tea, and oatmeal!

  39. 389
    Amanda says:

    Favorite current uses are on my yogurt and granola and then on various cheeses as well.

  40. 390
    Faith says:

    I enjoy honey with peanut butter on toast — even with no less than 15 varieties of homemade jam in the pantry!

  41. 391
    Lauren E says:

    I use honey all the time! Tea, yogurt, granola, baking, on biscuits, you name it!

  42. 392
    Margaret says:

    Honeyed bread and butter pickles, on cornbread and biscuits, on yogurt, in tea, with peanut butter on a sandwich and many more ways too!

  43. 393
    Lisa j says:

    I use honey for baking.

  44. 394
    Annie says:

    Over plain yogurt with pumpkin seeds!

  45. 395
    Kate says:

    I eat honey on everything including just a spoon!

  46. 396
    erin says:

    With peanut butter on homemade sourdough, in tea and lately tossed in a pan with a slice of leftover ham so it carmelizes for breakfast!

  47. 397
    kara says:

    i spread honey on peanut butter toast, in smoothies, in tea, and in my coffee.

  48. 398
    charj says:

    Honey is fabulous in tea and in homemade BBQ sauce.

  49. 399
    Bethany K. says:

    Cheese, biscuits, scones, and right off the spoon are my favorite ways to enjoy honey.

  50. 400
    Edward Magel says:

    These honeys sound amazing. I use honey many ways, but my favorite is on top of a great plain yogurt with some salted nuts.