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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vallejo Firm Specializes in Honey 'Vintages' - Times-Herald

Rachel Raskin-Zrihen writes,
Vallejo Breakers, Vallejo After Dark, Benicia Waterfront, Fairfield Pumpkin Blossom and San Francisco Potrero Hill are not names of local foot races. They're a few of the "vintages" of honey produced by Vallejo-based Bay Area Bee Co.

The brainchild of Lithuanian transplant and newlywed Rokas Armonas, Bay Area Bee Co. has some 10 hives in backyards around the Bay Area, including his own. Armonas said he hopes to increase that number and expand into Oakland/Berkeley and Marin.

"If they agree to have the bees, they get honey for free," he said.

If you're interested

What: Bay Area Bee Co. products -- honey and, soon, bees wax candles and other items.

Where: Available Saturday mornings at Vallejo's Moschetti's Espresso at 11 Sixth St. and also at the San Francisco Underground Market, which next will be held Dec. 18 at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.

Cost: $8 per pound; San Francisco varieties slightly higher.

Contact: bayareabeecompany@yahoo.com
Read more at the Times-Herald

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