Location: Fingerlakes, NY
With the Union Square Greenmarket as our backyard, we spend a lot of time walking the aisles, sampling, purchasing and taking note of what’s new and noteworthy with our standby vendors. Tremblay Apiary, Chopt’s new source for honey, is one set-up that refuses to be ignored. Sure, they sell honey, but that’s just the beginning. Their stand sells medicinal propolis (a panacea and bi-product of the honeycomb), beeswax candles, skin salves, raw, whipped and pure.
Alan Tremblay’s team drives down from the Fingerlakes region of NY State with a truckload of healthful products made from their very own honeybees. They remind us, if it wasn’t for the beekeeper that tends to these hives, most of them would perish within a relatively short period. That is the sad truth of our time with the threat of parasitic mites, antibiotic resistant diseases and the perils of climate change. Now, more than ever, is the time to bow down to your beekeeper!