Northern Variety Gift Crate



This gift crate includes a 3oz jar of Kirk Webster’s Vermont Honey, Bob Brachmann’s New York Honey, and Laurie’s Massachusetts Free to Bee Honey!

Kirk Webster produces his honey in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, in the Middlebury area. The Vermont bees live in stationary locations and create their harvestable surplus honey in the summer, mostly from linden trees, clover, and alfalfa. Kirk’s light-yellow honey has a slightly fruity lemony taste from the linden trees, and a creamy texture that melts on the tongue. A universal crowd pleaser, our Vermont honey is delicious in tea, spread on toast with butter or olive oil, and served with soft, ripe, cheeses. Yummy in salad dressings – and in coffee and chai!

Bob Brachmann produces his honey in rural bee yards in western New York State, 50 miles south of Buffalo. His pale-yellow honey, predominantly from asters and goldenrod, has a velvety buttery taste and texture with a perfumy floral finish and is known as the “candycorn” honey. Some batches of Bob’s honey are darker from the addition of knotweed nectar. This honey tastes like “candycorn” with a twist, and is known as the “complex New York”. A favorite straight out of the jar, in sauces and marinades, this honey is incredible in a mug of hot milk with fresh grated nutmeg! Try it as the sweetener in a homemade basil-peach pie (!!!).

Laurie Herboldsheimer produces our local honey from her bees in central Massachusetts. Her hives are all in stationary locations in rural Fitchburg, Leominster, Lancaster, Littleton, New Braintree, and Ware. All of her Massachusetts honeys are harvested, extracted, and bottled in small batches, by location, under the Free to Bee label. The Massachusetts honeys are blends of mostly wildflowers and some tree blossoms. The earlier season honeys are lighter in color with more delicate yet subtly complex floral flavors. The fall honeys are darker and richer, yet equally complex. Each beeyard produces slightly different honeys ~ all are amazingly delicious!

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Weight 1.5 lbs