This honey is produced on a 3,000 acre cattle ranch near Diablo Grande, California. This is a very special spot where Purple Button Sage grows in abundance. In addition to Purple Button Sage, there is Indian Paintbrush and Vetch along with several other wildflowers that the bees visit.
This is a light and gently herbaceous honey but delicate and not overpowering at all. It is great with teas, in salad dressings, as a sweetener in cocktails or simply all by itself.
Bottle Rocket Blend is a combination of wild buckwheat and London Rocket found in the eastern foothills of Yosemite, California. London Rocket flowers in small yellow clusters. It responds well after fire, and its abundance and rapid growth following the Great Fire of London in the 1600’s resulted in its common name, London Rockets.
Wild buckwheat has an earthy malt taste. It is lighter in flavor than domestic bucket but still full bodied and robust.
San Joaquin Flame is named for its location in the San Joaquin Delta and Flame for its heavily pigmented hue due to the presence of Safflower.
It feels warm on the tongue and has a hint of spice due to the Fennel that the bees visit. This is a great all purpose honey for baking, glazing and on yogurt.
Bitterwater Dew is a combination of Blue Oak Dew, Ghost Pine and wildflower from the San Andreas Foothills in Bitterwater, California. It is dark,resinous and almost chewy because of its low moisture level.
This is not a typical honey but is a substance ingested and by aphids after eating plant sap and then picked up by the bees. This honey is prized in Europe, (where it is often called Forest Honey) and Asia for its medicinal properties. It is rich in mineral content, amino acids, and may have stronger antibacterial properties.