We depend upon our colonies of honey bees to pollinate our fruits.
The first honey that we extract in the early summer is a unique blend of the nectar from cherry, apple, and peach blossoms as well as from the flowers of our raspberry plants, blueberry plants, and dandelions.
Our summer and fall honey is a blend of local seasonal wild flowers.
The color and flavor of honey depends upon the flowers that provided the nectar. As a rule, the lighter the honey, the milder the honey flavor; the darker the honey, the bolder the flavor.
Honey is an excellent energy food because it contains simple sugars that the body can use quickly. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults. (However, honey should not be given to infants under one year of age.)