There are fewer bee references in the Child Ballads than I expected.
For there was hot venison, and warden pies cold,
Cream clouted, with honey-combs plenty;
And the sarvitors they were, beside Little John,
Good yeomen at least four and twenty.
- Child Ballad 149: Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valor and Marriage
I like the juxtaposition of venison and warden pies. Any time you serve game, you should also serve wardens (ideally, poached).
Step 1: Simple Harvest Farm
Nick's free-range flock provides the eggs my family eats every day, and we have bought ducks and geese from Kathy for sous vide confit and duck fat roast potatoes. We're lucky to be able to buy so much of our food from friends and friends-of-friends.