You might see “Varietal” and think wine or coffee, and you’d be headed in the right direction. Wine makers and coffee growers harvest a single variety of grape or coffee bean, and honey bees make Varietal Honey predominantly with the nectar from a single variety of flower.
Single sourced honey varietals originate from a single flower type and, as a result, take on the unique flavor and characteristics of that blossom.
In order to capture a single source of nectar and to produce single source varietal, the beekeeper needs to strategically place colonies of honeybees on, or alongside, a vast area of the exact same blossoms.
Single sourced honeys are most unique and harder to come by as they are often influenced by weather. A heavy rain at the critical blossom time may wash the nectar from the blossoms, or a drought may diminish the bloom time.
These varietals showcase their primary nectar source and lend themselves to different specialties.
We curate these special honeys from fellow beekeepers to share the bounty of their hives.
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