Because this honey is so mild, the flavor can occasionally be influenced by any nearby fennel plants, giving the resulting honey a licorice flavor. This doesn’t hold true for every jar, so you can taste how subtle changes in the ratios of pollen and nectar from different flowers can really influence a varietal. It’s a great honey for teas, baking, and anything else that requires a mild honey, but our favorite way to enjoy it is in our salad dressing. We use: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Because honey is an emulsifier, you don’t need to shake your vinaigrette as much between uses!
While Yellow Star Thistle is considered a weed in California, this flower is actually packed with pollen that helps feed our bees during the summer months. Honeybees originally evolved alongside Yellow Star Thistle in Eurasia, so the pollen from these plants is like a taste of home for our bees.
Raw honey hardens and crystallizes over time. Honey does not spoil. To liquefy, place jar in warm water on the stove until crystals dissolve. Do not feed honey to infants under a year old.