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Harvesting Anchorage: Fireweed Honey + Wildflower Tea

My old friend Ivan Night is a man of many talents; he’s a musician, an educator, a sound technician, a beer brewer, but for the sake of this blog post we’ll stick to just one of his titles: an apiarist.

Harvesting Anchorage: Honey + Wildflower Tea | A profile of Ivan Night, Alaska beekeeper and mead maker

Ivan has been keeping bees for about eight years. His family has owned and operated Alaska Wild Teas for more than three decades, so honey is a natural side project. Check the bottom of this post for a homemade tea recipe.

Recently I visited Ivan’s home to see how he harvests honey from his busy little bees.

Harvesting Anchorage: Honey + Wildflower Tea | A profile of Ivan Night, Alaska beekeeper and mead maker

Harvesting Anchorage: Honey + Wildflower Tea | A profile of Ivan Night, Alaska beekeeper and mead maker

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Quick Craft — DIY Teabags

My cupboards are packed with high quality, loose-leaf teas that I rarely drink because I’m too lazy to fill up a tea strainer. I also don’t have a tea strainer at work so I’m unable to use up the tea when I’m not at home.

Why not make my own tea bags so I’ll actually start enjoying my nice tea? Ok, it’s simple!

DIY Tea Bags | Alaska Knit Nat

Just grab a few coffee filters and plug in your sewing machine. I already had half the work done because my machine was plugged in and ready to go.

Fold your filter in half and sew seams across it so it’s divided into thirds. Make sure to make double seams so you can cut between them. Place a heaping teaspoon in one pouch and sew it shut. Do the same with the other two pouches. Then cut up your tea bags. I love 2-minute crafts!

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DIY Tea Bags | Alaska Knit Nat