KATZ ALL FLOWER SPRING HONEY 44 oz. (2.75 lb.) $34
About Our All Flower Spring Honey:
Each year we gather select lots of honey for our KATZ All Flower Spring Honey blend. The bees have been strategically placed in distinct areas of the lower elevation California Sierra Foothills to take full advantage of the amazing diversity of flora in bloom during the late spring and summer months.
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.
The color of this year's selection is a light amber and the flavors are of sweet spices with a hint of apricot and vanilla, finishing with fresh cut hay. It has a great mouth feel and calls out to be used where the flavors can be highlighted…on cheese plates, in elegant dressings, drizzled over warm fruit desserts or crisps, spooned over grilled figs with some prosciutto and mint, or served with ice cream…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 Branches 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.