This honey varietal derived primarily from wild blackberry (Rubus bifrons) and groundsel (Senecio sylvaticus) nectar was harvested in late July at our Burnt Woods apiary near Burnt Woods, OR. This honey has a spiced fruit flavor with a buttery finish. It is available in 8-ounce (BPA-free) plastic squeeze bottles. The harvest date, apiary location, and primary nectar source(s) are written on the label.
Our Burnt Woods apiary is located along the Tum Tum River (also a Chinook jargon term for “heart”) near Burnt Woods, Oregon, roughly halfway between Corvallis and the Pacific coast. This spot is in the heart of the Oregon Coast Range, and most of the adjacent land is owned by small family-owned timer companies or the Oregon State Department of Forestry. The bees mostly forage on weeds regrowing in recently logged areas. In addition to blackberry and groundsel, this honey probably includes nectar from St. John’s wort and scotch broom.
Himalayan backberry is a non-native, naturalized species that is widespread in the area. It fruits prolifically in the summer.
Groundsel, also known as woodland ragwort, is a clearcut weed with petal-less yellow flowers. This nectar source is likely what gives the honey its yellow color.
We never heat our honey over natural hive temperatures, and we only filter it minimally, so it may include pollen, small wax particles, and the occasional bee bit. All natural honey will solidify eventually. To liquify, place the jar in a bowl of warm (not boiling) water. Our honeys are never flavored or infused with added ingredients. The varietal names indicate the primary nectar source plants the bees were foraging on at the time of surplus honey production.
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Shipping: Honey will be mailed USPS Priority within 3 business days of purchase and should arrive 2-3 days later.
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