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McGregor Farms Honey & Specialty Honeys
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Honey Tasting Notes

The color, flavor, and even aroma of honey differs, depending on the nectar of flowers visited by the bees that made it. There are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States alone, each originating from a different floral source.

Their shades range from nearly colorless to dark brown, while flavors go from subtle to bold; even the aroma of honey may be reminiscent of the flower. As a general rule, the flavor of light-colored honey is milder, and the flavor of darker-colored honey is stronger.

Varietal honey may be best compared to wine in terms of climatic changes. Even the same flower blooming in the same location may produce slightly different nectar from year to year, depending on temperature and rainfall.  Source:

Local McGregor Farms Honeys

McGregor Farms Wildflower Honey:  Locally gathered by our own bees in the Wenatchee Valley. Wildflower honey changes from season to season, but it’s always sweet and delicious!

Wenatchee Lavender Honey:  While this doesn’t taste like lavender, it has an exquisite floral, well-rounded, long-lasting, medium-sweet taste. Genuine lavender honey is rare because it can only be produced naturally when bees are able to gather lavender nectar in highly concentrated amounts. 

Sunflower Honey:  Creamy, extra sweet, and slightly floral. Sunflower Honey is bright yellow, not as sweet as other honey, dry, with an aroma of pollen, and slightly herbaceous.  It has a lively, pleasant taste, and is often called the traditional honey.  Sunflower honey has a creamy quality and fine texture which is easy to spread.

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Specialty Honey Varietals

Basswood delicate floral scented honey with hints of lime and mint.  Also known as Linden honey.

Northwestern Blackberry- medium dark, hint of berry

Buckwheat – less sweet than wildflower honey, with an earthy malty aroma and rich toasted toffee, molasses flavor.  Its color can range from medium brown to almost black with a reddish tinge.

California Orange Blossom: Floral essence with a touch of zest

California Coriander: Savory notes of cardamom, chocolate, dark molasses, Christmas spice

Northwestern Fireweed: Elegant and smooth with subtle spice, fruity, extra sweet

Lavender – exquisite floral, well rounded, long lasting medium sweet taste.  Genuine lavender honey is rare because it can only be produced naturally when bees are able to gather lavender nectar in highly concentrated amounts.

Lavender Infused – all we can say is this is delicious!

Maple – a bit less maple taste than maple syrup but maple nonetheless

Northwestern Meadowfoam – Vanilla with a toasted marshmallow finish

Mexico Coffee Blossom – Tangy tropical with complex coffee

Idaho Snowberry Buttery texture with sweet cherry notes

Southwestern Mesquite – a burst of rain transforms the arid Arizona landscape into a dynamic rainbow of life. This creamy honey is naturally light and floral blend of Mesquite blossoms with hints of Cat Claw, Prickly Pear and Acacia.

Sweet Clover – sweet and flowery taste, very delightful!

Yellow Star Thistle - the champagne of honeys, light, candy sweet taste with notes of banana and crème brulee

Tupelo: Our Florida Tupelo Varietal Honey boasts a glowing hue. It’s accompanied by delightfully fruity and floral notes and balanced with a hint of rich, dried fruits. An American classic and one of the most desired honeys in the world, this is the perfect pancake honey. Drizzle away, as Tupelo Honey is well-known for its non-granulating characteristics, meaning it will almost never crystallize.

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Always store honey at room temperature away from excessive heat. Do not store honey in the refrigerator, as excessive cold will cause honey to crystallize. If honey should crystallize, place it in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until it returns to liquid.  Honey darkens with age but will retain its flavor.

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