• Honey Varieties


    Acacia - Pale yellow,Light and delicate, with a flavor that reminds of dried pineapple

    Ailanthus - Dark and has been reported as having an initial foul taste that disappears with aging, resulting in an exceptionally good tasting honey

    Alfalfa - Very light honey with a pleasing, mild flavor and aroma.

    Alsike Clover - Often used for surplus honey in northern states; mild, light-colored, often mixed with honey from white clover.

    Anise Hyssop - Mint like flavor, heavy body, light colored.

    Avocado - Dark and rich and full-bodied, and there is definitely a "family resemblance" to the avocado fruit

    Basswood/Linden - Extra-white, Light honey with a strong flavor.

    Black Locust - Extra-white, high quality honey.

    Black Mangrove - light with a thin body, slightly brackish taste.

    Black Sage or Ball Sage - distinctive flavor.

    Blackberry - Medium light and exceptionally sweet! Popular with kids. It has a fruity character

    Blueberry - Midrange in color, blueberry is surprisingly rich-tasting.

    Bluecurls - Mild, very white, granulating smoothly and quickly.

    Buckwheat - Very dark and full-bodied honey.

    Catsclaw - Popular in the southwest U.S.; white in color.

    Christmas Berry - The taste is strong and exotic.

    Clary Sage - Medium in strength and color.

    Clover, Sweet - white in color and mild in flavor.

    Clover, White - Most-used east of the Mississippi; color is white to extra-light amber with a mild, delicious flavor.

    Coralberry -  light-amber color with good flavor.

    Cotton - very dark and very rich

    Cranberry - medium sweet and the taste is tangy

    Dandelion - Honey is yellow with a strong flavor.

    Desert Sage - Light, with just a bit of edge to its character, and a pleasant dustiness

    Echinacea - Medium-dark, it makes me think of a chewy granola bar (with coconut?)

    Eucalyptus - it does have a hint of that cool eucalyptus quality, in a pleasant mellow honey

    Fireweed - buttery taste.

    Foxglove - Medium-dark, edgy, flavorful

    Gallberry - light amber with a pleasant aromatic flavor; does not crystallize making it a good candidate for chunk honey.

    Goldenrod - yellow with a rich distinctive flavor.

    Heather - Though a lighter-than-medium gold color, it is one of the very strongest flavors

    Holly - Medium sweet with some nutty overtones.

    Horehound - greenish or any shade of amber. Very strong tasting, tends to granulate.

    Horsemint - White to light-amber with a minty flavor; may have a strong odor.

    Lavender - colors range from white, yellow, gold to various shades of amber.

    Lehua - From Hawai'i, it's middlin' gold and middlin' sweet and just plain weird in flavor.

    Macadamia - very rich-tasting, and amber in color

    Maple - Light amber to slightly darker; good flavor.

    Meadowfoam - Tastes like the inside of a warm marshmallow.

    Mesquite - Light, delicate, and it does taste like "mesquite"

    Orange Blossom - Light honey with a fresh scent and sweet taste.

    Oregano - mint like flavor.

    Palmetto - In a class with avocado and blueberry: somewhat strong, rich and mellow, and dark amber in color.

    Persimmon - water-white.

    Raspberry - White with a slightly fruity taste.

    Rosemary - rich flavor with aroma like the plant. Clear, white or water white, granulates quickly.

    Sage - mild flavor with sage like aroma. Clear white to pale yellow or amber.

    Savory - yellow or greenish.

    Saw Palmetto - rich yellow in color.

    Snowberry - Light, sweet, with a bit of tang

    Sourwood - Light, specialty honey from the Carolinas. Not sour, but less sweet than some.

    Spanish Needles - Golden yellow with a pronounced flavor; can be mixed with white clover honey to obtain a mild, golden-tinted honey.

    Sumac - Light amber with an excellent flavor.

    Sweet Pepper Bush - Light yellow with a mild flavor and aroma of the bloom; marketed under the scientific name of Clethra.

    Thistle - Light in color and "lively" in flavor.

    Tulip Poplar - Dark in color but has a mild flavor.

    Tupelo - Clear yellow in color with a distinctive taste.

    Thyme - amber or golden, distinctive mint-like flavor.

    Vetch - Water-white, mild; wide selection of flavors, colors, and textures

    Wildflower - Dark honey blended for a mild flavor.

    Woundwort - white, very light amber or light yellow. Mild flavor but aroma can be heavy.

     

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