Spring Honey comes exclusively from our Chesterhaven Beach Farm. Here, our bees pollinate meadows of wildflowers, rows of lavender, and forested land to produce this sweet, sunny, floral honey. Available in limited quantities. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Spring Honey is Floral, Sweet, and Exclusive to us.
Spring Honey is our estate-grown "Grand Cru" honey that the bees produce during springtime from April to mid-June. We allow the capped frames to cure for a few weeks and harvest somewhere around the second week of July just before the goldenrod starts to bloom. Nothing against goldenrod, it seems to add a layer of complexity that doesn't flow well with the ultimate floral nose that this honey offers up.
Simply put this honey is absolutely delicious and by far the best-selling honey from our Honey House. We produce approximately 30-40 gallons of this artisanal honey each year regardless of the number of hives we have.
Black locust is one of the largest nectar sources on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In Europe, it is known as the “Acacia” tree. Our Spring Honey has a lower acid content than other honey. Its high fructose content means that it will stay liquid for a long time.
Spring Tasting Notes
Color: Bright yellow to light amber Aroma: floral beyond your wildest imagination Taste: Features notes of apple, pear, black locust, lavender, tulip poplar, wild blueberry, blackberry, clover, Tupelo and lots of wildflowers. Very bright, bold and floral.
This honey being both bold and fragrant goes very well with greek yogurt or bold cheeses and nuts. Try in raw food recipes, on fruits and veggies, on lavender ice cream and in chamomile tea.
Butter Bean Honey is like a burst of Eastern Shore sunshine. This honey is silky smooth with hints of grass, peach, and the earthy underlay of its source legume. Try it straight in tea or simmered into a simple syrup mixed into your favorite cocktails. Featured on the Daily Shot Garden & Gun Blog. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Butter Bean Honey is Light, Sunny, and Mild
Our Butter Bean Honey comes from the hives of our beekeeper friend whose bees pollinate butter bean and pumpkin fields in Delaware. Butter beans provide nectar that the bees turn into a light, mild honey. There is a slightly green, sometimes yellow tint to this beautiful and simple not-too-sweet honey. It's been a favorite among our guests at our Honey House while it is currently out of stock, we offer Holly Honey as an alternative as it is somewhat similar in color and taste. We look forward to restocking soon.
On the first taste, you will notice a mild "grass" note on your tongue. The finish is gently sweet, with notes of fruits. Great for use in herbal iced tea with lemon. Pair it with strong, salty cheese. Use on grilled peaches by sweetening a dollop of ricotta with honey and chopped herbs. Add to your next marinade. Make a simple syrup and pair with Vodka or Gin. Want more ideas on how to use Butter Bean Honey in cooking? Try our Citrus Miso Salad Dressing recipe. Raw, pure, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Blueberry Honey is rich, buttery, and as sweet as a handful of summer berries. Ideal honey for tea, cooking, and sauces, it also makes a perfect glaze on chicken and fish. Enjoy this honey drizzled over baked goods and fruit. Perfectly sweeten your cup of tea. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Fruity Blueberry Honey
If you wonder what makes our Blueberry Honey so sweet, it's not by mixing blueberries with honey. Instead, the bees travel from blossom to blossom collecting nectar while at the same time passing and mingling pollen from bush to bush. The act of pollination makes honeybees important blueberry pollinators, increasing fruit yield by up to 1000 pounds per acre! Pollination services by migratory beekeepers are necessary for blueberry farmers to achieve their desired goals. Beekeepers arrive with a truck full of hives and place one to four Colonies on per acre on the property for 2 to 3 weeks. What's suitable for the honeybee is good for the fruit. Our Blueberry Honey is thick and buttery, with a super-sweet flavor that reminds us of summertime. Raw, pure, and Star K Certified Kosher.
A Perfect Honey for Every Recipe
Drizzle this honey over goat cheese and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and raw walnuts and serve with sparkling wine. Blueberry honey perfectly complements Greek yogurt or muesli with berries and easily replaces maple syrup over hotcakes. Great in marinades and blueberry sauces for grilling fish and chicken. This honey pairs well with tomatoes in soups and sauces. You can even make blueberry ketchup with it! Ever have black and blue jam? Well, it's a favorite of ours on the Eastern Shore. You can mix it into your Blueberry Smoothie. Try it on watermelon with chopped mint, olive oil, and feta cheese in this Watermelon Feta Salad. This honey is also great for baking, try blueberry muffins, or in this healthy coffee cake or this blueberry ice cream! Try our Power Porridge featuring our Blueberry Honey, or use it over top of your morning oatmeal. Since this honey is so rich, a little goes a long way!
Almond + Cherry Blossom Honey is out of the ordinary.
Our California Almond+Cherry Blossom Honey is unusually delightful. This bittersweet, nutty combination is the most beautiful shade of mahogany. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
This Honey is a good kind of unusual.
It even has a good and unusual story behind it. Almond crops are among the top of the list that requires honeybees for pollination. When the big beekeepers go west to pollinate the almond blossoms, they usually discard the bitter almond honey that follows; they characterize it as inedible. Every once-in-a-while, the planets align, and the timing is such that the cherry blossoms arrive simultaneously as the almond blossoms. This Honey is the bi-product of trees blossoming at the same time. We did not mix this Honey or flavor it with natural or synthetic flavors or additives.
Almond honey is very bitter and almost inedible.
Rather than the bitter and almost inedible almond honey, we have found this Honey to be an exciting combination of bittersweet with the addition of the cherry blossom. Try it on ice cream, dark chocolate, and fruit, or use it in a hot beverage.
Need ideas on what to do with this fantastic Honey? Try making Mexican Hot Chocolate, or serve it on top of ice cream.
Bold, floral, and rich, Orange Blossom Honey is as fresh and bright as a fresh glass of juice. With warm notes of citrus and jasmine, this honey is ideal for cooking and baking, and makes a sweet topping on desserts. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Floral, Citrus and Warm
Orange Blossom Honey is every bit as refreshing as a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice. Bold, floral, round and warm, this honey pleases the senses and finishes with a burst of citrus. Amber in color, use this honey raw or in your favorite recipes.
Did you know how essential pollinators are for essential for pollinating citrus during orange season? Bees help to increase fruit yields and lower the number of fruits that drop from the trees. Without our pollinators, we wouldn't have this incredible honey.
This honey pairs well with so many foods, and especially in recipes that contain citrus fruits. An all-purpose table honey: good in baking, marinades, marmalade, and salad dressings. Blend with butter to spread on cornbread or toast, or create a glaze for chicken or fish. Then, for dessert, spoon it over your favorite ice cream, chocolate cake or tart. This bold honey is easily infused with dried edible flowers or cinnamon.
One of our favorite ways to use our raw Orange Blossom Honey is in our Orange Cranberry Biscotti. Perfect for dipping into coffee or tea, Biscotti makes a perfect afternoon snack.
Light caramel in color, with an earthy floral scent and a mild sweet finish. Grown on a clover field featuring a mix of white, red and yellow sweet clover in upstate New York, this honey could easily be confused with a light caramel sauce and finishes with a touch of salt. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Clover Honey is a Classic Favorite
Every day in our Honey House, people come in out of curiosity. When they arrive they make it clear that they are interested in "normal" honey. We offer a tasting and start with Clover which makes wonderful every-day "normal" honey.
Clover Honey is varietal honey familiar to most people by name, that makes a wonderful table honey. Varietal Honey (made with nectar from one type of crop) are true labors of love by the beekeeper who carefully sets hives in the center of cultivated fields for bees to provide pollination for just the brief time of blossoming. Since bees will fly 2-6 miles to find nectar, the challenge in achieving varietal honey is to provide enough crops of one type to satisfy the hive to prevent them from further foraging. When the crop finishes blossoming, the beekeeper collects the hives, allows the honey to cure and processes the honey. Varietal honey tastes different from region to region, the fun is in collecting honey from everywhere and comparing the flavors.
Clover Honey Tasting Notes
Grassy and floral with notes of butterscotch, vanilla, and caramel. The mild sweet finish is easy to use in just about everything you can imagine from marinades to salad dressings and sweeteners for tea and baking and especially good in hot tea.
Color: Yellow to light amber Aroma: Vegetal and floral Taste: Sweet and creamy light caramel, butterscotch, and toffee with a slightly salty finish.
Clover Honey pairs well a salty hard cheese or any creamy cheese on crostini or your favorite flatbread, and a glass of Gewürztraminer; its mild smooth caramel flavor will enhance any food. Toss a salad with fruit, walnuts and clover honey vinaigrette. Drizzle clover honey over fresh strawberries and blueberries or pistachio ice cream.
Blackberry Honey comes from the Pacific Northwest, where bees pollinate wild blackberries deep in the forests. Not too sweet, this honey is rich with berry, floral, and wax flavor notes. Perfect for pairing with cheese, yogurt, and fruits. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Enjoy Honey from Berries. It's a true treat.
Uniquely floral with deep rich notes of berry, our Blackberry Honey is made by hives in the Pacific Northwest. Here, the bees pollinate large patches of wild blackberries, which gives this honey a uniquely mild floral flavor.
To us, it tastes just like happiness and summertime: if you've ever smelled wild blackberries in bloom, that's exactly how this honey tastes. We sell this varietal in Honey Sticks, and our beekeeper was able to share a few pails of this delicious varietal honey with us. This is thick rich honey that offers the taste of blackberry in each bite. We promise that you won't be disappointed.
Bees are a beneficial friend to blackberries: in the summer, they help to pollinate the plants, which in turn produce more fruit. When pollinated by bees, blackberry plants make larger, well-shaped fruits. Native bees actually do most of the work here! Hives of honey bees sometimes are placed near berry bushes to help the native pollinators, or specifically to collect honey from the plants.
This honey is ideal for overtop of fruit or in tea, as well. It's light, without a strong flavor, so it won't impact the food you add it to. Try using it instead of syrup the next time you make pancakes or waffles. Add Blackberry Honey to your favorite smoothie, or swirl it over ice cream. Versatile, delicious, and sure to be your next favorite.
Avocado Honey is sourced from California, where bees pollinate groves of avocado trees. This varietal honey is deep, rich, dark, earthy and “full of flavor” with notes of molasses best describes this special honey. It’s raw, pure, and Star K Certified Kosher. Available in a limited supply.
Dark, Rich, and Earthy
Avocado Honey hails from California, where hives pollinate groves of every millennial's favorite fruit. It reminds us a little of Bamboo and Buckwheat honey in that it's dark and rich, although it has a milder, sweeter flavor.
Try Avocado Honey on everything
This dark honey can be used on hot buttered toast, in baked bread, on top of pancakes or in autumn baked goods. It's also terrific in marinades for poultry or pork. Try it in our green smoothie! If you are looking for ideas on recipes that this honey works with check out our honey mustard chicken, or this delicious ice cream soda. Are you a fan of gingerbread? We've used it in Muriel's gingerbread recipe.
Buckwheat Honey resembles blackstrap molasses in color and taste. Rich notes of wax, earth, and malt make it a favorite of customers that enjoy rich deep red wine and dark beer. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Buckwheat Honey is Rich as Molasses
This honey comes from the nectar of delicate, tiny, and limited white buckwheat plants that bloom in the early summer months. The plant-derived polyphenols in buckwheat honey give it the deep dark color that distinguishes it from all other varietals. It’s almost black.
Our Bamboo Honey comes from the Delaware region: monofloral honey, rich and dark in color. It has an “earthy” attribute best described as a cross between maple syrup and blackstrap molasses. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Bamboo Honey is Dark, Earthy, and Strong
Bamboo Honey comes from the American bamboo plant, also known as Japanese knotweed. Although it provides a significant source of nectar to honeybees when little else is blooming, this plant is an undesirable invasive plant.
We recommend using Bamboo Honey in autumn and winter baked goods, bread, pies, cookies, and cakes. Perfect in coffee! We have also used it in honey roasted butternut squash and chia seed pudding. Try using it raw on yogurt, ice cream, and pancakes.
Holly Honey is one of our newest varietals. If you enjoy mild honey, floral and buttery with a slightly herbal finish, this is the honey for you. Light amber in tint, this honey is rich and smooth with just the right level of sweetness. Pure, raw, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Warm and Festive Holly Honey
Holly Honey comes from holly shrubs that grow wild in forests on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Holly is a strong source of nectar for honeybees in late May to mid-June in our region. They come into bloom after many of the early-May plants are just about finished blossoming. When you watch a holly bush around this time, you will notice it comes to life and is covered by bees. Ever wonder why holly leaves are so prickly? It's a fascinating process made by nature.
Holly tasting notes
This honey is typically light amber in color, with a pleasant sweet buttery flavor. It's delicious and unusual honey that's smooth and mildly sweet, featuring warm buttery pleasant floral flavor, with faint smoky notes and a slightly herbal finish. This honey is slow to granulate, making it terrific every-day honey!
Derived from the lowbush gallberry low bush (Ilex Glabra) the plant produces small, white flowers that peak after the primary flow in our region.
Ways to use this honey
We recommend using it on hotcakes or in making your own raw granola. It's as unusual as it is extraordinary.