Rich in Pollen and Perfectly Sweet
Wildflower Honey is a sweet and delicious. Honeybees travel up to six miles to collect nectar from indigenous wildflowers and carry twice their weight in their honey belly back to the hive. This honey comes from the nectar of a variety of plants that bloom in the summer months. With light, sweet, almost fruity notes, this honey is delicious over top of ice cream, pancakes, and in tea. Use it to sweeten smoothies or cocktails, and add it to oatmeal and fruit.
Great with blue cheese and cashews paired with a pinot noir. This honey is also delicious on Warm Peach Oatmeal, Greek yogurt with granola, in baked goods, tea, and coffee. Need more ideas on what to do with raw honey? Try our Gluten Free Apple Pie or try our dairy-free Chia Seed Pudding recipe.
Wildflower Honey Supports the Immune System
Naturalists promote eating small amounts of wildflower honey each day to introduce tiny amounts of pollen into the immune system. It is said that this will strengthen the immune system and help fight allergies. While there is not enough scientific evidence to fully back this, we have faith in the power of honey. Recently, a master beekeeper informed us that as long as the honey is raw, it can be from anywhere to help ease your allergy symptoms.
Our most recent batch of Wildflower Honey came from Pennsylvania. This harvest was done in midsummer, so the honey is lighter and sweeter than previous batches. Honey harvested in the spring and summer months is full of pollen from spring-blooming allergens, which might make this just what you’re looking for if you have the sniffles.
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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.
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