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Spring Honey

Good Food Awards Finalist 2016

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.

Kara’s Spring Honey elevates honey to an amazing level of sensuality, taste, and health.

(11 customer reviews)


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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.

Pairing Notes

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.

Ways to use Spring Honey

Try using our Spring and Autumn Honey for immunotherapy.
These terrific recipes are both delicious and nutritious Oatmeal Walnut and Dried Plum Cookies. This savory and sweet and spicy chili finishes with a little kick. For a special treat (cheat) try these gourmet lavender marshmallows.

Raw, pure, and Star K Certified Kosher.

Good Food Awards Finalist 2016

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

11 reviews for Spring Honey

  1. kara

    It’s only fair that I share that this is my favorite honey. I only open it on special occasions because there isn’t much of it, but I love the floral notes and so did the chef at Capital Grill Baltimore– it’s the one he used in a beet salad recently!

  2. kara

    Capital Grill in Baltimore has just purchased a case of this honey! Watch for it on their menu!

  3. M

    Simply heavenly…Purchased in Baltimore this past weekend and have been drinking with my nighttime tea ever since. I’m hooked…will be buying more soon

    • Kara

      Thank you so much! Glad you are enjoying!

  4. Kim

    This was first experience with Waxing Kara honeys. It reminds me of the flavor of honeys I purchase in Italy–absolutely wonderful. It is so nice to be able to re-live the experience right here close to home. This will become a staple with my tea.

  5. Amy

    love this honey! You can smell the sweetness when you open the jar and the flavor is amazing right off the spoon. I use in both my Tea and coffee as well.

    • Kara Brook

      Thanks so much Amy!

  6. Shadaé (verified owner)

    Subtle sweetness. Delicious! Smooth & a gourmet touch to my tea. Definitely will indulge in trying the other jars of honey

  7. Kathleen (verified owner)

    Kara’s Spring Honey elevates honey to an amazing level of sensuality, taste, and health. I know that I am nursing my body with natural support to minimize pollen allergies while enjoying the most satisfying flavor and texture. Whenever I enjoy this honey in my tea, I always put a teaspoon directly in my mouth so I get the full experience. Beware, it’s addictive!

    • kara

      Thank you! ;)

  8. patricia (verified owner)

    Love, love this honey. Had to order more as I got to the bottom of the jar.

    • kara

      Patricia! It’s great to hear from you. Thank you!

  9. Kristen (verified owner)

    This honey is like nothing I have ever tasted before. So smooth and delicious! I will definitely get more!

  10. Leslie (verified owner)

    This honey is without a doubt the best I have ever experienced. I am on my second jar, and add it to toast, yogurt, salad dressings or baking/roasting daily–always included in the menu! I am about to try the avocado honey. I love supporting the bees!!

    • kara

      Leslie, It’s so great to hear from you! We’re so happy to hear that you’re happy with the honey! Stay safe and healthy!

  11. Marshall (verified owner)

    “Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.” A comment upon licking WaxingKara’s spring honey from a spoon, just before dabbing it onto a cracker with cheese. It was a Mother’s Day home run!

    • kara

      So wonderful to hear Marshall! Thanks for sharing. kb

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