Butter Bean Honey

Light, Mild, and Peachy

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.

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$18.00

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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 a nectar that the bees turn into a light, mild honey. On the first taste you will notice a mild “grass” note on your tongue. The finish is gently sweet, with notes of fruits.

There is a slight green, sometimes yellow tint to this amber honey. Great for use in herbed ice 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.

Need ideas on what to do with Butter Bean Honey? Try our Citrus Miso Salad Dressing recipe.

Raw, pure, and Star K Certified Kosher.

Every Honey Tells a Story

I started beekeeping six years ago and covered all of the details in my blog and my YouTube channel. My mentor, Dale Large, a fifty-plus-year beekeeping veteran has taken the lead with my apiary and I am his devoted protégé. I am blessed and humbled by the amazing honey that the bees are making – from our farming efforts, and continue to expand to increase the amount of honey that I can offer from my own apiary on Chesterhaven Beach Farm.

About Small Batch Artisanal and Varietal Honey

Like wine reflects the complexity of the soil and weather, honey tells the story of the hive surroundings in the same way. Our Waxing Kara® honey is nature’s blend from Chesterhaven Beach Farm. Each year, we add more plants and trees to support the bees. This is a years-long process, and each year the honey will be different.

Varietal Honeys (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 services just for the brief time of blossoming. Since bees will fly up to six miles to find nectar, the challenge in achieving varietal honey is to provide enough crops of one type to satisfy the hive.

We don’t do any fancy blending, colorizing or infusing, nor do we pasteurize or boil honey. Pasteurization destroys all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and minerals in honey. We sell only raw honey that’s been minimally filtered. We grow our own and buy from other small growers to keep pace with growing demand for honey in our region. We bottle, label and package by hand at our Honey House in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Care of Honey

Honey is a “perfect” food with an indefinite shelf life. Store in airtight glass, away from direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. It’s not unusual for some honey to crystalize over time. It’s not a bad thing, it proves the honey is raw. If cloudy or crystallized honey doesn’t appeal to you, reconstitute by placing the glass jar in a pan of water that has been brought to a boil and removed from heat.

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in

2 reviews for Butter Bean Honey

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    angela.butera (verified owner)

    This is my favorite honey for daily use! It is sweet of course, but not overly so, and has a very smooth finish (if honey can be described in that way)!

    • Kara

      Thanks Angela! We’re glad you enjoyed our Butterbean Honey!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Casey

    Love this honey!! It’s my favorite to use to sweeten tea and drizzle over english muffins!

    • Kara Brook

      Thanks so much Casey! Glad to hear from you!

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