Of the bees found in the United States, only bumble bees and honeybees make honey but only honeybees make enough for us to harvest. Honey is concentrated wildflower nectar, a bee’s carbohydrate food source. We are conservative in our honey harvests to make sure the honeybees have enough for their own well-being.
Blossom Meadow honey is raw, unfiltered and all natural. Raw honey means that it is not exposed to heat above 110°F, ensuring that the honey’s beneficial enzymes and vitamins are intact. Unfiltered honey means that the honey contains all its flavor components including little bits of pollen and propolis.
Raw honey will crystallize and turn solid in a shorter time than processed store-bought honey, which is super heated and heavily filtered. While heat destroys the delicate flavors, useful enzymes and overall character of the honey, it does prolong the liquid state of the honey for years. Blossom Meadow honey is typically liquid for six months but how soon honey crystallizes ultimately depends on the floral sources and the storage environment. Honey never spoils and crystallized honey can be reliquified by heating the container in a warm water bath or a warm oven at 100°F (microwaves are not a good idea).
Each honey harvest is expressive of the flowers growing on the landscape during that time. In the spring, Blossom Meadow honey is light in color with a light, sweet taste – this is when the crocus, pussy willow, linden, locust, and dandelion wildflowers are blooming. The summer and fall honeys are golden in color with a bit more robust taste, indicative of the honeysuckle, multiflora rose, aster, goldenrod and other fall wildflowers.
Our honeys are gourmet foods best paired with the finest teas, scones, and cheeses, used in sauces to baste prime meats, and drizzled on top of the best ice creams.
Victorian square jar – Medium (0.61 lbs) — $13 each
“Bear on the Go” (2 oz plastic) — $3.75 each