The Friends of the Redwood City Public Library is selling its very first batch of Library-made honey for 2022.
Six-ounce jars of honey go for $10 apiece, and all proceeds benefit Redwood City libraries.
Honey bees have lived on the roof of the Downtown Library since 2018, making hundreds of pounds of honey each year from three hives, with a population of bees that can grow to over 150,000 in the summer, according to the Library. In 2020, the Library’s bees produced 251 pounds of honey.
The Library says Spring honey is the “darkest and spiciest of the year,” and for those interested, the Friends of the Redwood City Public Library provide a Honey Cookbook available for download.
For those wanting to learn more, you can visit the Honey Been Interpretive Center in the Downtown Library’s Family Place, where you can see pieces of a real beehive, beekeeping tools and the inner workings of the beehive, while learning about the lifecycle of a bee, how they collect pollen, see flowers and how honey is made.