KATZ ALL FLOWER SPRING HONEY
(2.75 lb...equivalent to 2.75 jars!)
About Our All Flower Spring Honey:
Each year we gather selected lots of honey for our KATZ All Flower Spring Honey. This polyfloral honey, where honeybees gather from multiple flower sources, is dependent upon where the bees are set and the time of year. This helps guide them to pollinate certain plants, and in turn the nectar from them will be returned to the hive to convert to honey.
This season’s gathering comes from wild California buckwheat flowers and wild sage flowers both found along the coastal regions from Central California to the south. Buckwheat produces lovely pink and white flowers and is a prolific source for not only honeybees but butterflies and other pollinators. The light blue and lavender flowers of wild sage are also found in the coastal mountains as well.
This naturally blended, medium amber colored gathering of honey has a rich and robust flavor with notes of soft caramel, and hints of maple and sweet spices on the palate, and it's all tied together with pleasant piquancy and warm notes on the finish. Some “sweet” notes about wild buckwheat...it is very high in mineral and polyphenol content and it is also drought tolerant and will bloom in even dry years!
From these gatherings, we select small lots for our restaurant chefs who are always searching to find a honey with distinct and bold flavors that can stand on its own when paired with a wide range of foods. It has a great mouth feel and calls out to be used where the flavors can be highlighted…in particular with cheese plates, in elegant dressings, drizzled over warm fruit desserts or crisps, spooned over grilled figs with some prosciutto and mint, or served drizzled over grilled peaches and nectarines with seasoned ricotta or yogurt and crushed pistachios…yum!
“Fantastic honey is like a superb wine: sophisticated, complex, distinctive.” Oprah Magazine
About Our Honey
Bees produce honey from the nectar of blooming plants, but the nectar produced by one flower will be different than that of another flower. Our mission is to seek out distinctive California flora which produce honeys that have the qualities in aroma, taste, texture and color reflective of their particular species of flower.
All of our KATZ honeys are gathered directly from the hives and bottled unpasteurized, thus maintaining the multitude of health benefits associated with honey that are often lost in traditional commercial honey from overheating to eliminate crystallization.
As many of you know, it has become increasingly difficult for the fantastically hard-working honeybees to gather the nectar from dwindling floral sources given the drought in California, the ongoing impact of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the increasingly harmful effects of habitat loss. We work closely with beekeeper friends to bring you the highest quality and best tasting honey that is currently available.
Please note: Crystallization is normal for unheated and unfiltered honey such as ours, but honey is good forever because its antibiotic properties keep it from spoiling. You can improve the quality of crystallized honey by placing the opened jar in hot water bath and stirring it until it liquefies.