Wildflower Honey is delicious and healthful
Wildflower Honey is a sweet and healthful treat. Eating small amounts each day introduces tiny amounts of pollen into the immune system to build your capability to 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.
Waxing Kara Artisan Wildflower Honey is the product of foraging of bees as they buzz throughout a six-mile radius visiting flowers collecting and mixing their bounty. Waxing Kara’s artisanal honey can vary based on the season of harvest and the location of the hives.
This honey comes from the nectar of wildflowers in the late Summer months. Our most recent Wildflower Honey has a wonderful distinctive flavor and comes from upstate New York. It is mildly floral in nature with a strong earthy finish.
Color: Light to medium yellow
Aroma: Medium to strong floral
Taste: Sweet, Floral, Wax, Earth, Wood
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Great with blue cheese and cashews paired with a pinot noir. This honey is also delicious on oatmeal, Greek yogurt, in baked goods, tea, and coffee.
Need ideas on what to do with Honey? Try our Gluten Free Apple Pie or try our dairy-free Chia Seed Pudding recipe.
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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