Jul 27, 2010 11:50 AM
You don't have to be a bear or a snob (or worse yet, a snobby bear) to appreciate flavored honeys! Bee Raw Honey has made it their mission to make regional honeys available to honey-lovers everywhere. They work with individual beekeepers across the nation, who produce raw unfiltered honeys like California Sage Honey, Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover, Maine Blueberry, the elusive North Carolina Sourwood, and so many other mouth-watering single flower flavors! We chose Maine Blueberry ($12) because it pairs well with walnuts and yogurt, but if you'd like a little taste of everything, we'd suggest the 4 to 9 flavored flights that they offer.
On first instinct, we'd assume flavored honeys were simply blended after they were collected, but their individual flavors are made starting from the moment the bees collect the nectar. For example, an orange honey is made from bees that collect nectar from orange blossoms, while a blueberry honey is made from bees that collect nectar from blueberry blossoms. Bees only venture so far from their hives, so a beekeeper will simply place his hive within a meadow of a single flower-type, which will give his honey its unique flavor.