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Honey Tasting Tower

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Curious what the difference in taste is between Sweet Clover and Buckwheat honey? Wonder no more. Our Honey Tasting offers a selection of pure, raw, Kosher honey from different geographical and plant sources. With our Honey Tasting Tower, you get five different 2-ounce portions to share with friends and family. See below for this season’s line-up!

(7 customer reviews)


Pure and Sweet Honey Tasting

Waxing Kara’s Honey Tasting Tower tells the story of the flowers surrounding a hive. Fruity? Nutty? Earthy? Each of the five jars of honey in this tower has its own unique flavor profile, based on geography, climate and nectar source. It’s almost like wine!

This is a collection of small batch, artisanal and varietal honey, accompanied by a booklet of tasting notes and suggestions on how to best use each honey. We’ve included a selection of varietals that range from light and fruity to dark and earthy. Sample the honey from light to dark, just as you would wine or beer.

A great way to try several varieties of honey before finding your favorite, our Tasting Tower is certified Kosher (perfect for Rosh Hashanah!) and as a hostess gift. Give it to your chef friend, a favorite teacher, or girlfriend.

Honey is available in limited supply. The contents of this Tasting Tower may vary from time-to-time. Our current Tasting Tower will include five of the following kinds of honey. Arranged from lightest to darkest:

Blueberry (Varietal honey)

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.

Spring  (Artisanal honey)

Produced on our very own Chesterhaven Beach Farm, Spring Honey is unlike any other honey you’ve tried. It’s a light green-gold color with a bright, strong floral flavor thanks to the lavender, wildflowers, and black locust trees on our farm. Perfect in tea, over hotcakes, or on top of yogurt.

Sweet Clover  (Varietal honey)

Made from the nectar of the tall spikes of yellow sweet clover plants in North Dakota, this honey is bright, fragrant, sweet, and intoxicating. It’s currently Kara’s personal favorite. Very sweet and incredibly thick, this is great honey for cocktails and granola.

Wildflower (Artisanal honey)

Our Wildflower Honey comes from the nectar of wildflowers on the Eastern Shore. Wildflower honey changes by season and is used by some in immunotherapy to build a resistance to pollen allergies. This is mild, buttery honey that’s perfect for using fresh and in cooking.

Orange Blossom (Varietal honey)

Florida Orange Blossom Honey is medium-bodied, floral, round and warm with notes of jasmine and citrus. Great for on desserts like cheesecake and ice cream, this honey is very thick and makes a perfect glaze for grilled foods as well. Also fantastic on oatmeal.

Buckwheat  (Varietal honey)

This season, our Buckwheat Honey is from New York, though at times, we acquire Buckwheat from Pennsylvania. The small white blossoms on the buckwheat plant produce hearty, strong honey. It is typically compared with blackstrap molasses and contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other honey. Perfect for in coffee, toast/bread, and other baked goods.

Avocado  (Varietal honey)

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. Perfect on top of pancakes or in autumn baked goods.


  • Includes 5- 2-ounce portions of raw honey and a booklet of pairing suggestions
  • Our honey is 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.

Weight2.5 lbs
Dimensions4 × 4 × 12 in

7 reviews for Honey Tasting Tower

  1. Susan Nuraki

    I brought this with me to a dinner party as a hostess gift, instead of bringing a bottle of wine. We opened it and started tasting the different honey before dinner and after dinner we enjoyed more. Such fun!

  2. Jennifer M (verified owner)

    We gave these as favors at a recent dinner party, and they were absolutely perfect! I made bite-sized carrot cakes to go along with them… I think that’s going to be a new staple for parties around here. The included desciption of each (and suggested pairings) is fascinating and unique as well! It is really fun to try the different varieties side by side. Please tell those bees we are fans of their work.

    • Kara Brook

      Thank you for sharing. We loved seeing the beautiful photos from the night as well. ;)

    • Kara Brook

      Jennifer, Thanks for sharing the bee love!

  3. Janie Rose (verified owner)

    Everyone loved the opportunity to try 5 different “flavors” . We had fun comparing and it’s amazing how each honey was unique. Once you taste Kara’s honey there is no turning back. I can’t imagine buying “regular” honey now that I’ve tasted Kara’s. The Tasting Tower is an awesome gift and I look forward to sharing with family and friends. My new go to gift.

  4. Daniel (verified owner)

    Purchased this for my wife as a gift. She liked being able to taste the different honey side by side. The buckwheat was almost solid, wasn’t sure if that was right or not.

    • Kara Brook

      Hi Daniel!

      Thank you for your reviews. They are so helpful when people are undecided on making gift-giving decisions.

      The Buckwheat Honey sometimes crystalizes. It’s a natural process that happens to certain honey. If you don’t like scooping it out, it’s easy to fix and I wrote all about it here.

      Thanks again!


  5. Naomi (verified owner)

    We received the tower as a gift and have now sent one to each of our children. They were a big hit. The flavors are wonderful. We can’t wait to try more of your products.

    • Kara Brook

      Thanks for writing us Naomi! So glad you enjoyed the tower and shared it with your family. We appreciate your business!

  6. Kathleen

    The Honey Tower is a favorite gift choice – for me and for those who receive it. Locally made, artisanal, delicious and ever stylish! The variety of tastes enable every one to become a honey person. What a great way to bring the idea of honey into your life!

    • kara

      Thank you, Kathleen! We’re so happy that you are sharing the bees with those you love! We appreciate you!

  7. Kristie (verified owner)

    I love the honey! I purchased this so I could try the different flavors, I like them all . I will be getting more for sure!

    • kara

      Thanks so much for sharing Kristie! We’re thrilled to hear you’ll be coming back for more.

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