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.