DAY 5 – BEE AWARE and HONEY GLAZED CARROTS WITH CILANTRO and UPDATE

DAY 5 – UPDATE Welcome people of the world. Thanks to trending on the INDIEGOGO Explore page we are reaching a much wider audience. It’s fun to realize visitors from around the world are reading about bees and honey and my campaign.

RECIPE 5 – HONEY GLAZED CARROTS WITH CILANTRO is a quick and easy.

honey-glazed-carrots-cliantro-med107845_vertINGREDIENTS: 6 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces / 2 tbsp chili extra-virgin olive oil / 1 tbls honey / 2 tbsp dry white wine / 2 tbsp low-sodium chicken broth or water / 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro or 1 tbsp dried cilantro

DIRECTIONS: Stove top cooking

In a large skillet, combine carrots and olive oil; add just enough water to cover carrots (about 2 cups). Cook over medium-high until water is evaporated and carrots are tender, 15 minutes. Cook, tossing often, until carrots are light golden, 2 minutes. Add honey and wine, broth, or water; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until carrots are glazed, 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

SOURCE: Martha Stewart.com – EVERYDAY FOOD, January-February 2012

DAY 5 – BEE AWARE of the difference between beneficial, vegan Honey Bees and their rough house, carnivorous cousins:honey-bee-wasp Yellow Jackets and Wasps. In fact they are related, by order – Hymenoptera / Aculeata. Honey Bees are smaller and fuzzy; they eat nectar, pollen and sugar water. Bees only defend their hive or themselves and die when they sting. Wasps are a similar shape without hair, just a shiny exoskeleton; they eat meat and sweets and are known to sting repeatedly. Honey bees live in hives or trees and are perennial. Yellow jackets live in the ground and in grey paper nests; only the wasp queen survives the winter burrowed in the ground.

It may be helpful to realize that insects don’t have our excellent eye sight. Despite their compound and ocellus eyes, flying insects see shapes, shadows and brightness. This is why it’s important to remain still if a flying insect discovers you in their path, then quietly and slowly move out of their flight pattern. Sudden flailing and loud sounds draw attention to yourself in large crowds of people and flying insects.

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