Casbohm Maple and Honey

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Folks, 2019 Maple season has come to a end! Had a great year with lots of friends and family stopping in to visit and help. Lots of syrup available Amber Rich, Dark Robust, and Very Dark all with excellent flavor!
We may be making syrup again Sunday afternoon? Its been too cold for 2 weeks! Lots of maple products ready for the Taste and Tour also! See you there!
Prepping for the 2019 Taste and Tour, Cheryl and I made 2 gallons of amber syrup into maple candy leaves and hearts! Into the crystal coating process. Then to the special secret finishing details that you can get at the sugarhouse on March 16th and 17th, from 10 to 4 pm.
Folks, Maple season has started in NWPA! We have boiled 4 times and made some very nice Amber Rich syrup. Also we are preparing for the 16th annual NWPA Maple Taste and Tour coming up quickly March 16th and 17th from 10 to 4 each day. Our association will have 19 sugarhouses in 4 counties available for you to visit! Hope to see you there! Check out www.pamaple.org
Folks, Well maple syrup season is only a month away. I worked in the sugarbush a little the last two days, trimming brush to allow the tubing systems to go up a little easier. Local tree trimmers cut some big 6 inch branches off of a new maple that we are going to tap this year for the first time. That should be interesting! May have to just set a bucket under the cut limb!:) We generally plan to have the lines up and trees ready to tap by mid February. Its all weather dependent, so watch the forecast for freezing nights and warm days. I did check the hive of bees and there was not any activity at the entrance. Not a good sign. We will see if they have survived on the next day above 50 degrees. Keep the 16th annual Maple Taste and Tour in mind in Mid March (16th and 17th) We have 3 new sugarhouses on the tour this year too! Check it out on wwwpamaple.org. I have included a picture from our friend Brent, of a turkey and a pork loin that he glazed with maple mustard as he prepared them in his smoker! They look delicious! Regards, Chris and Cheryl
Wow time flies! Sorry I don't get on much, But that may change as the web site is down and I think we are going to face book. Busy with lots of things this summer. Big garden, lawn, Steam show work, then fairs and tractor pulls, another Allis tractor being refurbished. The Dark Robust maple syrup was good on our breakfast waffles yesterday! Spring honey has been removed from the hives and is delicious. Hope your summer was good too. Regards, Chris
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[02/16/20]   Folks,
Just warming up after zero temps. I built a small fire in the evaporator to melt the 1/2 inch of ice on the front pan. Things are in good shape in the sugarhouse to be ready for the warm weather and a new run of sap tomorrow. We should be boiling Monday night. The on and off weather has allowed us to make 50 gallons of excellent Golden Delicate Maple syrup. We will have some of it canned and ready for the March 14th and 15th Maple Taste and Tour event. It will make great maple candy also!

Folks,
Very cold (3 degrees F) Sap is frozen and we wait for warmer days next week. The syrup we have made is about as light as we have ever made. The syrup bubbles look like the fresh 10 inches of snow on the ground. Today was a good day to stay warm and make Maple Mustard and Maple BBQ! Lots of visitors to the sugarhouse too!

[02/10/20]   Maple and honey folks, Kelly brought over some of her wonderful honey, the supply is limited as it just is such a great natural product it just doesnt stay on the shelves long. In the maple world we have sap out in the "all outdoors" to gather today. There is also large chunks of sap ice in each of the gathering containers for the cold temps we have had since last Wednesday. My guess is we will have 300 plus gallons of sap today. Sap may run on and off through Wednesday. Look forward to seeing you in the sugarhouse! By the way if you haven't yet find a copy of Miracles on Maple Hill and read it. Awesome book And you will find Marly and Chris in there too! Come to our sugarhosue and find the modern day Marly and Chris there making syrup too!

[02/07/20]   May have tapped a little too early as the weather has turned back to winter. The good news is we are tapped and if it ever does run again we will be ready! Making products for the March 14 and 15 Taste and Tour! Maple Mustard and Maple BBQ sauces. Remember if it feels warm enough to go out with a light jacket we probably have sap. Your welcome to stop in. We have more interest in the neighborhood for making syrup. The Ellis family will be putting in a few taps soon. I need to get the great grandsons started too.

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[02/05/20]   Folks, Our 2020 maple season has begun. I tapped the sugarbush Monday. Gathered 840 gallons of sap yesterday and made 10 gallons of nice Amber or Golden syrup this morning. Weather has turned a little colder so we may not have sap again til Monday. Boiling on the rebuilt evaporator was smooth and we had no surprises! Looking forward to seeing you in the sugarhouse.

Wow we are just days away from tapping the sugarbush! Waiting on the weather to warm just a little more. All the sap lines ar up and contain ers are distributed around the Albion area. Thanks to friend Gerry O for helping string the 30 locations. Our Maple Taste and Tour event is 6 weeks away March 14 and 15th. Its a free tour to drive at your own pace. Check out all the sugarhouses that are involved at www.pamaple.org.

Folks,
Yes its approaching the maple syrup season again! Looking forward to setting the tubing next week and getting ready to tap about 600 ish taps in a week or two. All weather dependent now. Sugarhouse has been rearanged and is ready for boiling. Stop in some evening when we have sap!

[12/21/19]   Merry Christmas! Its almost here but still time to get those sweet items for family and friends! Maple Syrup in Amber and Dark, maple candy, Maple sauces, all available for pickup at the sugarhouse. Give us a call!

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[11/27/19]   Folks, Happy Thanksgiving! Just canned up the last of the Very Dark maple syrup for the PA farm show in early January. Still have some great Amber rich and Dark Robust syrup available.
Will be making several batches of Maple Mustard and Maple BBQ for a event in mid December. The King evaporator is all beck together and ready for sap in the spring. Keep our big maple event in mind during mid March. Our annual Maple Taste and Tour will feature 18 sugarhouses in north western Pennsylvania. They will open their doors and invite you in to see how maple syrup is made. Great maple products to sample and take home too! Check out the sugarhouses that have signed up already on www.pamaple.org!

Folks,
I have been working on the rebuild of the antique King evaporator! It had rusted out rails and needed the air over fire system relocated down into the sides of the arch. So it was time (after almost 18 years of service to insulate the arch and put in new fire brick. A new smoke stack will be coming and with some luck we will be ready to make maple syrup in the spring! Kelly took off some nice honey from the 5 hives and will be preparing that for sale in the next few weeks.
Here is our great grandson Cooper checking out the evaporator rebuild! He is standing on the grates in the firebox wher the front pan will set!

[08/24/19]   Folks,
Crawford County fair time, and we won first place with our maple sugar! Summer has been busy! Completing tractors for show and pulling competition and making maple products. Maple Mustard and Maple BBQ are always good summer grilling sauces. Check our web page. Kelly has a good start on rebuilding the honey bee colonies. She has 6 hives which seem to be strong. They are working goldenrod crop on her farm. Looking forward to more fairs and tractor pulls as we move towards autumn. Pancakes with real Pennsylvania Maple syrup would be good on these cool mornings too!

[05/27/19]   Folks, Happy Memorial Day! We have been busy this spring! The evaporator is being restored again. With some improvements and updates.
We have lots of great syrup in stock and our Sweet Sauces too. Maple peanut butter will be made as needed.
We have some neighbor bees coming over to rob out a old box of honey. Our new bees should arrive in Mid June.
Tractor restoration projects and mowing grass between rain drops, plus the garden with keep Cheryl and I moving. Hope things are good out there!

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Folks, Syrup season was a busy time as usual. The Taste and Tour Maple Open House was awesome! We had a great time.
Early April was the end of our syrup season. We have restocked the shelves with Amber,, Dark and Very Dark syrup. The Maple Sauces are always a favorite of folks for the upcoming grilling season too.
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We are very proud of the new web site and online store! Thanks Adam for all the tech support!
Current projects include upgrades to the maple syrup evaporator and another Allis-Chalmers WD45 tractor refurb.

mapleandhoney.com Casbohm Maple and Honey is a leading producer of Pure Maply Syrup and Maple syrup and honey products. Chris Casbohm is the owner and president of he Northwestern Maple Association. Lending his years of maple syrup knowledge and expertise to fellow sugar makers.

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Folks,
We are still recovering from another great Maple Taste and Tour event! Many thanks to Cheryl, Adam, Betty, Kelly, Stacy, Dave, Marley, Michelle, and Addi for their help in the sugarhouse. I believe we had 350 to 400 visitors. As usual I talked a lot. But was great visiting with folks, and talking about making natural delicious maple syrup! We are still making syrup, and hoping for several runs this week. Currently we have made 170 gallons of Amber Rich and Dark Robust maple syrup. We should have syrup all year for our friends and family plus new and old customers too! Kelly is doing a excellent job with the bees and honey products. Visit her web site at www.bee-mingfarms.com.
Also our new website is up and will be updated with products as we finish up syrup season and move into spring. Thanks Adam!

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Merry Christmas to all our Facebook family and friends. We still have Maple Mustard, Spicy Maple mustard, Maple Ketchup (new) Maple BBQ and Spicy Maple BBQ available for stocking stuffers!

Kelly and I at local sales event (LORD Corp) Bee-ming Honey products and Casbohm Maple!

[11/28/18]   Folks,
Guess your going to hear from me more on facebook, Our web master has recommended that we move to facebook and leave the old technology behind!:) That means I need to get on here and let you know more about what is happening in our maple and honey worlds. Should be fun I like to chat so we will see how this works. Our products will be available using a a new e store beginning after the first of the year. But If some one need Maple or honey products just email me [email protected]
And we will try to help you. These natural products do make great stocking stuffers too! We have lots of honey from K&K farms too!
With the weather at 29 degrees and snowing its a good day to hunker down and throw another log on the fire!
Regards,
Chris

[11/24/18]   Folks,
We are full of turkey and have many things to be thankful for this year! Including a brand new great grand daughter, Chloe!

On the maple side of things:
Our fire wood is cut and in the wood shed for making syrup next spring. The tubing is hanging from the rafters in the sugarhouse and will be strung on the trees in late January. We will have approximately 620 taps to install when the weather warms and the sap starts flowing. Cold nights and warm days can result in hundreds of gallons of 2% sap to be boiled into finished maple syrup. Hoping to make some of all syrup grades.
March 16 and 17 2019 we will have our Maple Taste and Tour open house and have maple and honey samples available. There are also 18 other sugarhouse open that weekend. Check on ww.pamaple.org for Taste and Tour information and directions to each sugarhouse.

About our bees:
Our one hive produced several supers of honey during the spring and fall honey flow. We have had a bear in the yard, so we are a little concerned that our hive may be in danger. Our daughter Kelly (K and K farms) also has honey available from her two strong hives. The spring honey was darker and the fall goldenrod honey was a rich golden color. Natural pure honey direct from our hives. Great on your hot biscuits or toast.
Regards,
Chris

[11/18/18]   Hi,
We have been busy with fall honey from the bee hive and also making many of our maple products. Our fall went very quick and hope yours was good too. We did have a bear visit our place a couple weeks ago. He knocked over some boxes of honey frames that had been extracted and were placed outside for the bees to rob out. He did not get much of a meal but did destroy the 20 frames and drawn comb!
We are looking forward to maple season in early February 2019. Since last spring was a difficult season, we hope for a better one this spring.

[03/19/18]   We had a great time during the Taste and Tour visiting with long time friends and meeting new ones too! The weather was perfect and we even made some syrup on Sunday!

Boiling syrup this spring. Wood fired 3 x 10 King evaporator.

Marly and Addi helping Grandpa on the biggest run this year 758 gallons of sap!

[02/28/18]   Maple syrup season is progressing. We may be near the endo of our season as our taps have been set for 4 weeks. The season is typically 6 weeks, depending on the weather. We have made Amber. Rich, Dark, Robust and Very dark strong grades of syrup. maple products are being prepared for our Taste and Tour event March 17 and 18 2018.
We will have some excellent fall honey from both our hives and from Kelly's too! Hope to see folks at the open house.
You can check PAmaple.org for more details and other sugarhouses in the area. We are happy to have two more sugarhouses added to the tour in the Albion area!

[02/02/18]   Our Maple Taste and Tour event is scheduled for March 17 and 18th 2018 from 10-4 each day. We will have maple snacks and a warm sugarhouse. Several new sugarhouses on the tour this year, within 5 miles of us too! You can check out the tour @ PAmaple.org

[02/02/18]   We have started the sugaring season a little earlier than normal. Have been tapped about a week and have made 20 gallons of delicious Amber syrup. Also when it was warm I did get to check the bees and they are alive and well at this time.

[09/07/17]   Those waffles do look good! (Thanks Adam) Our syrup has won several ribbions at local fairs this year! Maple mustard and maple BBQ have been a big hit with folks too. We have syrup in all sizes ready for your fall breakfasts!
Our two colonies of bees are doing good. These were late swarms that I captured withing the last two weeks.
We are currently in the local fair mode. Which means tractor pulls and lots of visiting with friends too! Albion fair is coming up next week and we hope to see lots of friends there. Two of the food booths will have our maple syrup available for your breakfast pancakes or waffles at the fair. We are looking forward to Stacy, Dave, Dorsey, and Devin spending some time with us during fair week. We hope to go in the parade again with Nic driving his great grandfather's Allis WD. See you there!

Nothing like bacon enfused waffles to start your day! Let the fresh PA maple syrup soak right in.

Beautiful day for a syrup event at the Wellsburg (the Little Church on the Hill) 6N & 18 - stop down free samples! Amazing vendors! Free music and refreshments.

[04/01/17]   Our 2017 maple syrup production has come to a end. The sap collection systems have been cleaned and hung in the sugarhouse until next season. The evaporator has been cleaned and covered.
We finished with a very good crop of syrup, approximately 6500 gallons of sap made 145 gallons of amber and dark syrup.
Cutting firewood to fill the wood shed back up will be one of the things we work on this summer.
We will also enter several local fairs to show our maple and honey products.
I have to check on the bees and see how they did getting through the winter. There were several warm spells so that may have helped.

[03/21/17]   The Taste and Tour was awesome! I tried to visit a little with each of our many guests over the past weekend! I think there were at least 250 folks that came through the sugarhouse! Many friends neighbors and new maple sugar followers, on the tour this year. The Chocolate Dipped Maple Candy was a big hit! Thanks to Peters Chocolates of Albion for making these crystal coated maple sugar candy look and taste great with their delicious Chocolate! They also have some in there shop for Easter also.

[03/17/17]   Well i think we are almost ready for the Maple Taste and Tour this weekend March 18 and 19 from 10:00 to 4:00. The Maple cotton candy will be made tomorrow. Kelly brought a very nice selection of her spring and fall honey too.
I was recapping the 2017 syrup season;
- Burned 3.5 cord of slab wood
- Tapped 650 taps from Feb 4 to Feb 6 th.
- Boiled 14 times, starting Feb 7 ending March 9th
- Sugar content was close to 2%
- Gathered and hauled 6511 gallons of sap over 15 days
- Drove 800+ miles to gather sap and tap the sugarbush.
- Made 145 gallons of syrup, Amber Rich (early and dark Robust (later) Normal years we expect to produce 150 gallons of syrup so this was pretty good!
- So it took approx 45 gallons of sap to make a gallon of maple syrup. That's pretty close to average.
- Each tap hole in a maple tree produced approx a quart of maple syrup on average.
- We gathered approx 10 gallons of sap per tap (avg)
We may be done for the year? our equipment is still out there we will see what the weather does and if the sap runs again we may boil?

For the Taste and Tour weekend we plan to be boiling! Stop in a visit. The Chocolate dipped maple candy from our sugarhouse and Peter's Chocolates looks great!

[03/04/17]   Wow! Cold weather is back! It will be in the teens tomorrow night, and then back up to almost 50 degrees on Sunday. So we should get at least one more sap run.
The evaporator was starting to freeze up, so I placed a electric heater in the firebox to warm it a little.
Maple peanut-butter and maple cotton candy will be prepared when the weather warms.
If you have never had maple 'bark', stop by and try this delicious new maple and chocolate treat! Thanks to Holly at Peters Chocolate's of Albion for helping develop these maple and chocolate inspirations!

About Us

Our family has been making syrup for several generations; we have sugaring pictures displayed from circa 1920.

My father Earl Casbohm converted a small building to a crude sugar house. He set up some cinder blocks for an arch with an old 3 x 5 flat pan. We used slab wood to stoke the fire and the sap was added to the evaporator one bucketful at a time. The smell of the steam was great. That's when I began helping, about 1965. We upgraded to a antique Warren evaporator. This was 3 x 10 and was converted to an oil fired rig. Most of the syrup we made was Medium, Dark or "B" Grade.

After helping make syrup with family and friends for many years, we started to build our own sugar house in 2001. Currently my wife Cheryl, our sons Eric and Adam, daughters Kelly and Stacy, grandsons Nic and Mike, and granddaughters Marly and Addison help during syrup season.

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