WILD BLACKBERRY HONEY 16 oz. (that is one pound!) $14.
“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.
Please note: crystallization is normal for unheated and unfiltered pure 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.
About Wild Blackberry Honey
I was just about to give up for another year on Wild Blackberry Honey, when we heard from a beekeeper friend that he had a few hives he could share with us from the Pacific Northwest where an abundance of these bushes grow. What a treat...a real gift of Mother Nature for us all!
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 continuation of the drought in California, the ongoing impact of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the increasingly harmful effects of habitat loss. But for the moment, life is good…as we can, for a limited time, offer you this very popular honey again.
The Honey and Pollination Center at UC Davis has come out with a new Honey Flavor Wheel. Jacob, Kim, and I sat down to taste the new batch of KATZ Branches Wild Blackberry Honey to see how our 'receptors' matched with the 'Wheel.'
Here are some of our tasting notes:
Aroma of sweet spices (cinnamon) and vanilla, flavors ranged from melon, to pear, to butterscotch, and yes to berries with a rich and smooth texture…all lovely and satisfying! Amazing how much of our tasting notes matched the Flavor Wheel…cool!
The bottom line is this light amber offering is distinctive, full flavored, and definitely worthy of its lofty place in the honey world. It won't be here for long, so take advantage of this ephemeral treat while you can.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: With a distinctive fruit flavor, this honey will make a wonderful spread for warm toast and muffins or a good addition to marinades and dressings or for use in baking.
Order a case of 12 Branches preserves or honey (including mixed cases) shipped to one address and receive a 10% discount...Enter the discount code BRCASE in the appropriate box, (it's below the comment box on the 'Payment Information' page!) and the discount will be reflected in your online invoice. (KATZ All Flower Honey is not part of this discount offer.)