Star Thistle Honey is sourced from Michigan, where honeybees are fed an endless source of nectar late in the season when all other nectar sources are dry. A light amber colored herbal honey with a wonderful earthy flavor best describes this special honey. It’s raw, pure, and Star K Certified Kosher.
Star Thistle Honey delivers an earthy and herbal surprise up front and finishes very sweet. It’s very unlike any of the other honey that we offer. It’s perfect for everyday use, and is especially good in tea, with peanut butter and is excellent when paired with strong cheese. This honey hails from Michigan, and we have only a small amount to share.
Throughout history, herbalists have used Spotted Knapweed in remedies as an appetite stimulant, sore throat remedy, and for wound care. This romantic and alluring weed is an invasive that tends to take over wherever it sets root. It’s either bright yellow or a beautiful shade of purple.
On the Eastern Shore, we are required to control thistle as it threatens our agricultural landscape. At Chesterhaven Beach Farm, we have a protocol for removing invasive weeds and it involves making good decisions about the products we use, making sure that application is done at a time of day when the bees are home and not out foraging, and it’s done by hand (as a spot treatment), not applied by huge spray-machines that coat the air with chemistry.