The Sacramento Bee “FEAST” spotlites ARDEN HILLS GOLD

ToBee Young Apiaries is pleased to see the Sacramento Bee “FEAST” featuring  ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey in their current edition, 1.11.15.  As a finalist in the 2015 GOOD FOOD Awards, we are happy to provide a truly urban honey that can stand up to the standards of Slow Food advocates, who see the value of locally produced foods as an important part of our daily dietary needs.

You can find ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey at Corti Bros, Taylors Market, Villa Sicilia, The Fulton Green Market,  Elliots Natural Foods and the West Sacramento VEGGIE TRIKE – a “truly” mobile farmers market1_RCB_20141118 Veggie trike 1118_235.


ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey is also used by Thai Basil Restaurant, The Rind, The PEARL,  La Bonne Soupe Cafe, Sugar Mama’s Bakery, and Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro.


We thank everyone for all your support and looking forward “ToBee” your local honey source for 2015.

gfmIf you have any questions you can email us at for more information regarding honey and other bee products we provide, including pollen and pure bees wax.

Macadamia, Honey and Thyme Granola


Makes about 500g


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup macadamias, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas [shelled preferred]
  • Pinch salt
  • Leaves of 1-2 small sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 4 tbs ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey
  • 1/4 cup moist, dried currants


Pre-heat oven to 160c/320F.

Mix oats, macadamias, sesame seeds, pepitas, thyme leaves and salt in a large bowl. Melt coconut oil and fold in Arden HILLS GOLD Honey in a small saucepan or in the microwave and stir in dry ingredients.  Be sure not to caramelize the honey.

Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Stir the granola half way through to ensure even toasting.

Remove from the oven and stir in the currants. Leave to cool then store in an airtight container.

Serving suggestion

Serve the granola with Greek yogurt, milk and smashed mixed berries . Accompany with a slice of toasted brioche or a french croissant , slathered with fresh ricotta and drizzled with ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey. Fresh orange juice and strong coffee on the side.

The Ultimate Gift


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We are offering custom bottling for the Holiday season.  You can email us at for pricing and availability.  Honey makes a wonderful compliment to the traditional  hostess  gifts.  You can pair ARDEN HILLS GOLD  honey with your favorite gourmet cheese from the Rind Cheese shop , gourmet bread or crackers, hard fruit, and a libation of your choice to make the ultimate holiday gift.  We  have 3, 6, and 9 oz Hex jars by the case – 12 per.



A lot has transpired in the apiary this summer.  The ‘girls’ have produced a fine quality honey which you can say is truly a local farm-to-fork food produced in an urban setting.   We know we have a good product and decided to enter the GOOD FOOD  Awards 2015 competition sponsored by the Seedlings Project.

Well__Arden Hills Gold made it to the finals out of 300 + entries in the Honey category.  The honey was not only  judged for  quality but  recognized for the sustainable management that we use, which allows the “GIRLS” to produce a high value honey with the minimum of intervention.  Your continued  support has allowed us to mange the “girls” so that you can enjoy the fruits of their work – or should we say ‘honey’ .