Camille Storch

Camille Storch is a writer, runner, and canner living with her family in rural Western Oregon. Her blog, Wayward Spark, focuses on small agriculture, food preservation, and low-impact living.
Shopping for Honey: What to Know About Honey Color, Varietals, and Finding a Honey You Really Love
All week we’ve been following how Henry Storch, a migratory beekeeper and co-owner of Old Blue Raw Honey in Oregon, makes honey. Today, in the final post of the series, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about shopping for honey.
Mar 20, 2015
How a Migratory Beekeeper Harvests and Extracts Honey from His Fields in Oregon
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon Read the series → Part One, Part Two, Part Three Bees fly up to three miles when they forage for honey, and any flower in that range is a potential food source. Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey can influence the flavors of honey produced in the spring and summer by placing the hives in areas with plants he wants the bees to nectar on.
Mar 19, 2015
A Migratory Beekeeper Gears up for the Honey Flow
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon Read the series → Part One, Part Two For a beekeeper from Oregon like Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey, moving the bees to California in January for almond pollination gives his hives something of a bonus spring season to build up colony size before coming home to Oregon spring in March.
Mar 18, 2015
Spring Break with Millions of Bees: Why Beekeepers Take a California Road Trip Every Spring
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon Read the series: Part One If you’ve ever driven on Interstate 5 in California during the month of February, you’ve probably witnessed the world’s largest pollination event. Just shy of a million acres in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys are planted with rows of almond trees, and when they’re all blooming, it’s quite the sight (and aroma).
Mar 17, 2015
How Henry Storch Became a Professional Migratory Beekeeper
Who: Henry Storch of Old Blue Raw Honey What he does: Migratory beekeeper and professional farrier Where: Wren, Oregon About five years ago, Henry Storch, a budding amateur beekeeper at the time, got a series of calls from thoughtful logger friends petitioning him to come collect honeybee colonies that had inadvertently been brought into logging sites. (The wild bees had been living in the trunks of trees that had been felled by the loggers.
Mar 16, 2015