Monday, May 16, 2011

Orange Blossom Honey with Comb

I thought I posted this a couple of days ago but when I got on today it was still in my drafts so here we go again, attempt #2:

Since we have begun beekeeping Andy and I decided that we should try different types of honey.  Different types of honey are produced when bees are placed in an area with only one type of plant and thus only get to forage one type of blossom.  Because the honey is made up of nectar from only one plant the honey has a flavor specific to that plant.

Our first honey taste test was orange blossom honey with cut comb.  The cut comb has always been intriguing to us and we decided go for it.  The honey was wonderful and had a sweetness different that that of clover honey you get at the grocery store.  However if I had not know that it was from orange blossoms I wouldn't have been able to pinpoint the exact flavor.  The cut comb is pretty in the jar but not all that exciting in the mouth.  Once all the honey is gone you essentially are just chewing on a ball of wax.  We're glad we finally had the experience but most likely will never buy honey with cut comb again. 


  1. It looks really cool in the jar. Vanessa, have you seen Queen of the Sun? It's a documentary about bees and I might be going to see it through a group called Slow Food St. Louis. I think this group has branches throughout the country. They have events and whatnot focusing on eating local and how to make a positive impact on the environment. You should see if Cinci has it, I think you would love it!

  2. Hey Lucy, ironically I got an email earlier today about this movie from someone in our beeclub. We watched the trailer and are definitely going to go see it this weekend!