Brad Makes Honey | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published on:  1/18/2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back for episode 22 of "It's Alive," and this time he's learning how honey is harvested. Brad visits his friends at Bee Local at The Croft Farm just outside Portland, Oregon, to extract honey and test his skills as a bee whisperer.Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself. Still haven’t subscribed to Bon Appetit on YouTube? ►► BON APPÉTITCook with confidence using Bon Appetit’s kitchen tips, recipes, videos, and restaurant guides. Stay current on the latest food trends, dining destinations, and hosting ideas. Brad Makes Honey | It's Alive | Bon Appétit


  • Matthew Ray
    Matthew Ray 8 months ago+1147

    Brad: vinny, should I put my finger in there?
    Vinny: ...
    Brad: [puts finger in]
    Brad: alright vinny enough fooling around

  • Michelle Tsang
    Michelle Tsang a years ago+5373

    Why isn’t anyone talking about 4:03 “Uselessness is a trait males possess in many species,” I’m laughing my head off

  • villan
    villan a years ago+2041

    My girlfriend is about to dump me because I keep calling her Vinny and saying "aint that right vincenzo ?" Any romance tips from bon appetit on this problem ??

  • thaprototype
    thaprototype a years ago+3057

    I buy Bee local in Portland so good chance I got honey with Brad's finger in it.

  • Cesar Munoz
    Cesar Munoz a years ago+2173

    waits for comments about Brad thrusting his pelvis on the extractor

  • ariu ryl
    ariu ryl a years ago+909

    One whole minute of Brad grinding his pelvis on a honeymaker.... quality content once again, Bon Appétit.

  • Germae Anne
    Germae Anne a years ago+731

    "Thrust your pelvis right up on it and just hold it like you love it."
    Oh yeah, honey.

  • Telling All Girls
    Telling All Girls a years ago+446

    "Vinny can you hear that?" "Vinny did you get that?" "Vinny get the shot." "Vinny, who's idea was this? I'm pretty sure it was mine." Too funny.

  • Cath Manuel
    Cath Manuel a years ago+711

    I've forgotten how sexual it's alive can be sometimes

  • Alex Vargas
    Alex Vargas a years ago+1137

    I wanna see Vinny!!

  • me Dunco
    me Dunco 10 months ago+107

    "Ryan's 78 years old." I LOST it HAHAHA

  • Aki Vector
    Aki Vector a years ago+145

    My family (mainly my mom) keep bees. We live next to a raspberry field, so most of the pollen comes from that. It makes the honey super light in color, almost white! It looks otherworldly, tastes amazing and treats wounds/scars. :)

  • Electriophile
    Electriophile a years ago+379

    "Uselessness is a trait males possess in many species." lmao

  • Finn McCool
    Finn McCool a years ago+4311

    Brad is like an 8 year old boy in a 6'4" man body. In a good way!

  • Brett
    Brett a years ago+404

    I'm really glad you mentioned the current decline in bee populations and colony collapse disorder. It's a really critical issue especially since bees not only make honey, but provide irreplaceable pollination services for our agricultural industries as well. Great video.

  • Juli A.
    Juli A. a years ago+72

    Brad: "easy, pup!"
    Brad, 2 seconds later: "AWOOOO"

  • ShotRim
    ShotRim a years ago+245

    This tip probably won't be seen by the guys at Bee Local, but maybe there is a beekeeper in the comments: You can use a heat gun (instead of a knife) for decapping the frames. Just let the hot air gently blow over the honeycomb and the caps will immediately pop off. This way you have less loss of honey and the decapping is so much faster! Greetings from Germany

  • Avery Brown
    Avery Brown 8 months ago+111

    Oddly sexual but I'm not complaining

  • Spider
    Spider a years ago+127

    I thought of an idea for Brad! Can there be a "Brad Does Things Wrong" series, where he shows us what happens when you make mistakes in the kitchen? He's told the story a few times about what happens when you don't use Fermentation Grade bottles. Well, can we see that in action? Can we see what happens when you DON'T use organic produce, or wash it, or let things ferment improperly? Stuff like that?

  • seriousgamer64
    seriousgamer64 a years ago+167

    I wonder how often bees are squished when they bang the panels around like that. Not in a "oh no poor bees" kind of way, but in a "well there's gotta be some in the wrong place at the wrong time" kind of way