Locust honey is known for its sheer beauty and deliciously sweet taste. Locust honey is produced by bees that collect nectar from the flowers of the black locust tree. One of the remarkable features of locust honey is its clarity. It often appears as a transparent, golden syrup with a pristine, amber hue. This clear appearance adds to its visual appeal, making it visually appealing when stored in jars or used in culinary applications.
In terms of flavor, locust honey is renowned for its delightful sweetness. It has a distinctively sweet taste with floral undertones and subtle hints of vanilla. Locust honey is not only enjoyed for its taste but also appreciated for its versatility. It can be used in various culinary creations, including desserts, baked goods, dressings, marinades, and even beverages. Its sweet and aromatic qualities make it a sought-after ingredient in many recipes.
Typically, locust honey is tough to produce even when all of our beehives make it through the winter. It is the first honey produced in the season so our bees need to be strong and ready for the nectar flow from the black locust trees. The locust trees only flower for a couple of weeks at best and typically a big rainstorm occurs which causes the flowers to fall off the trees. This limits the amount of nectar bees can gather, so we never have enough Locust Honey to get us through a year as we will sell out in a matter of days.