At Love A Bee, our honeys are all varietals that we source from some of the most unique places in California. For each varietal, we develop a taste profile so when you buy a jar of our honey, you know its color and flavor characteristics (all 100% natural and unadulterated) in advance, and you also know how it links back to its point of origin. We like to think we’re successful at what we do, and our recent (2017) National Heirloom Award proves it. Click on our Shop page to see some our our bespoke honeys in all their splendour!
The Look and Taste
Colors range from light yellow to dark purple, depending upon the floral source. The Taste? A Natural Crunch that tends towards bitter.
Bee Pollen is claimed to:
1. Reduce Inflammation
2. Act as an Antioxidant
3. Protect against Liver toxicity
4. Boost the Immune System
5. Serve as a Dietary Supplement
6. Relieve Menopausal Symptoms,
7. Help Relieve Stress
8. Promote Healing and Aid in Weight loss
How to Enjoy It
With Honey, of course! Mix it with honey. Enjoy it neat. Sprinkle it on your salad for a natural crunch. My favorite way is to add half a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of pollen to my smoothie in the morning A surfer from Bodega Bay tells me that he drizzles grapefruit with honey, then sprinkles it with pollen to get his favorite combo of sweet and tangy crunch.
Why don’t you experiment a little and see what works for you?
Origin: Diablo Grande, California
Aroma: Intriguing and slightly herbaceous
Taste: Delicate & Sweet
Pairings: Perfectly versatile honey. Add to hot tea or as a sweetener for ice tea.
Make a dressing with champagne mimosa vinaigrette or any vinaigrette.
Toss with fresh greens and fruit.
Floral Source: White Lantern Manzanita & Loquat blossoms
Origin: Forestville, California
Color: Medium amber
Aroma: Notes of lemon blossom & apricot
Taste: Lemon curd & peaches
Suggested Pairings: Pair with firm, sharp cheeses such as Manchego, Cantal or aged Cheddar. Serve over stone fruit deserts cobblers with a heavy dollop of cream.
Floral Source: Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam)
Origin: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Color: Pale wheat to buttery yellow
Aroma: Cotton candy
Taste: Toasted marshmallows
Suggested Pairings: Can be enjoyed alone as a special treat or drizzled
over fresh pears and walnuts.
Floral Source: Orange Blossom
Origin: Tulare County, California
Color: Light Amber
Aroma: Fresh jasmine
Taste: smooth & creamy with a delicate orange zest
Suggested Pairings: Goes great with nut butters such as macadamia nut or peanut. Make the perfect honey and peanut butter sandwich!
This set of 4, 6 Ounce honeys includes our new summer varietals: Later Bloomer, Meadowfoam, Smokey Sage and Tulare Twist.