Honey Varieties

Trying to decide what honey to buy?

Below are honey descriptions and helpful information on what these honeys taste like. 

Honey varieties we carry include: Bamboo Honey (a.k.a. Knotweed Honey), Clover Honey, Goldenrod Honey, Linden Honey (a.k.a Basswood Honey), Locust Honey (a.k.a. Acacia Honey), and Wildflower Honey.

Our raw honey has never been heated or filtered, simply taken off the hives and bottled and will thus crystallize pretty quickly depending on the honey variety. Some raw honey will crystallize in a few days (goldenrod honey) - some will take many months or even years to crystallize. We never use any heat at all in the bottling or extraction process for our raw honey.

All of the honey we sell is 100% pure honey, nothing adding and no adulteration is done to the honey. Every year can bring different tastes to varieties; such as, wildflower due to what is blooming since each year rain, sun, moisture, etc. all play a vital role in what plants are growing and providing nectar to the bees. We enjoy selling varieties of honey to folks and hope you enjoy honey as much as we do!

Honey Varieties that we Sell:

Bamboo Honey (a.k.a. Knotweed Honey)
Harvested in the Fall

Bamboo honey comes from the Japanese Knotweed plant which is found in 39 of the 50 states. 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.

Clover Honey
Harvested in the Summer (mid to end July)

Clover honey has a pleasing, mild taste. Clovers contribute more to honey production in the United States than any other group of plants. The clover in our clover honey include white Dutch clover, white blossom clover, and yellow blossom clover. Clover honey has a sweet, flowery flavor and a pleasing mild taste.

Goldenrod Honey
Harvested in the Fall (October)

Goldenrod honey has been described with a variety of color and taste descriptions. Our goldenrod honey is a light to medium honey in color and has a bit of a bite to it and a hint of buttery taste. Our customers who buy this honey tell us they like it for their allergy issues since goldenrod honey is taken off very late in the season when goldenrod is primarily the only plant in bloom. Mead makers love it for making their batches of mead. This honey also granulates quickly.

Linden Honey (a.k.a. Basswood Honey)
Harvested in the Summer

Linden honey is AKA Basswood Honey and even Lime Honey. Linden tree blooms only lasted 7-10 days so very unique and flavorful honey! The honey has been described as having a very fresh aroma described as minty, menthol, camphor, balsamic, etc. Excellent honey for tea, desserts, muffins, hot cereal - you name it! The blooming season for Linden trees is generally the first week in July in this part of Ohio.

Locust Honey (a.k.a. Acacia Honey)
Harvested in the Spring (late May)

Pleasant tasting honey, aromatic, and ranging from water white to light yellow in color, this honey comes from the black locust tree which flowers in long white racemes. This honey is tough to get as the trees are only flowering a couple of weeks at best and we typically have a big Spring storm which takes the flowers 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 and we will sell out.

Wildflower Honey
Harvested in the Fall

Wildflower honey is exactly what it sounds like. Derived from a variety of wildflowers and plants which are blooming during the summer months. Wildflower honey can range anywhere from a very dark honey to a light honey. Every year it changes with what blooms are produced by what plants. Rainfall and weather affect what plants are produced. If the honey is not single sourced (ie goldenrod, etc.), it is simply called wildflower honey. We can have various types of wildflower honey in the same year due to different hive locations in our area. Folks like wildflower honey for it's various characteristics in taste. This honey has a delightful taste and a great all around honey to use.