What does triathlon taste like? Over 2,000 athletes will discover what 70.3 miles of Syracuse triathlon tastes like when they zip up their wetsuits before sunrise on Sunday morning. They will swim 1.2 miles at Jamesville Beach, bike 56 miles from Jamesville to Fabius, to DeRuyter and back and then run 13.1 miles from Jamesville to the Inner Harbor of Syracuse. Wow!
As I drizzle spoonfuls of Lee's Bees honey in my tea, on toast, bake into bread, or stir it into granola recipes, I can't help but think that I'm eating the flavor of the Half Ironman race course. Lee's Bee's have been flitting around Green Lakes, Cazenovia, and South Onondaga, doing their thing--watching many a triathlete in training do their thing. Brookside Yard and East Lake Rd. Yard honey is gathered from Green Lake and Cazenovia Lake respectively. Each lake plays host to our area's home grown local triathlons that took place earlier this summer. Honey is like a time capsule--it captures the unique and particular flavors of the places, flowers, and conditions that exist when the bees collect their pollen. Indeed, if there is any food to insist on for local--honey is it. So what better way to capture summer or the training grounds of our local multisport community than by eating our local honey?
Lee's Bee's honey can be found at the farm stone at Stone's Throw Farm during the CSA pick up or you can now purchase it at Green Planet Grocery on West Genesee in Fairmount.
And do tell--what is your favorite to enjoy our local sweet honey?