This plant is considered a very invasive weed. In the U.S.A. it is listed as an invasive weed in Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, New York and Washington states.
Other English names for Japanese knotweed include fleeceflower, Hancock's curse, elephant ears, pea shooters, donkey rhubarb (although it is not a rhubarb), sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, American bamboo, and Mexican bamboo. Japanese knotweed flowers are valued by some beekeepers as an important source of nectar for honeybees, at a time of year when little else is flowering.
Japanese knotweed yields a monofloral honey, usually called bamboo honey by northeastern U.S. beekeepers, like a mild-flavored version of buckwheat honey. This honey is a very dark honey and also has a pleasant sweet taste to it.
Please read our Honey Description Page to learn more.
Nicely spreadable, excellent flavor. A touch of buckwheat flavor but not as strong.
We have tried most of the raw honey flavors from eBeeHoney, and they are all delicious. Raw Knotweed (Bamboo) honey is no exception! It reminds me of our favorite clover honey. So smooth and flavorful! Yum 😋
Honey is my happy place. I'm practically obsessed with it and I love discovering new types. I discovered bamboo honey by chance and after eating it, I felt better. After researching the "bamboo" which turned out to be Japanese knotweed, I discovered it had myriad health benefits as well as being anti-inflammatory and a mild analgesic. Since then, I've been hooked. I took a chance on eBeeHoney since I knew nothing about them, but figured: why not? That was over a year ago. I am now a permanent customer. The honey arrived well-packaged, promptly, and was absolutely delicious.
I the honey to be as described and full of flavor.
I use this for mead making. It has a very good flavor, whether for mead or just eating, so pick some up. You won't be disappointed.