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Raw Locust Honey by the Beekeeper's Daughter - 2.5 lb Jar
The Black Locust tree, which is sometimes called "American Acacia," is one of the earliest trees to bloom, and thus one of the bee's first sources for nectar and pollen after coming out of winter hibernation. Much like the famed Italian Acacia honey, this honey is light, clean, and very aromatic and floral. Locust honey is perfect to drizzle over fresh goat cheese in a salad, or to sweeten ricotta or mascarpone for desserts.
One of our favorite honey producers is just a few towns over from our igourmet.com offices. Hannah Perry’s family is fourth generation beekeepers, with Hannah’s great-great grandfather starting the tradition by keeping bee hives in the 1800's. The Perry’s family farm is known as Perry Apiaries and Hannah launched her brand, The Beekeeper's Daughter, when she saw a local demand for raw honey. Today Perry Apiaries has 3000 hives, which they move from Pennsylvania to Florida to keep the bees busy all winter. All the honey produced by Beekeeper's Daughter is always raw and unfiltered so it still contains all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants naturally found in the hive.
The beekeeper's test to authenticity: "When we bring our bees back north from Florida, one of the earliest trees to bloom is the Locust, and thus one of our bee's first sources for nectar and pollen. Only so many sources for bees to pollinate on are blooming at one time. We can tell as experienced beekeepers by the color and taste of the honey that it is sourced from the Locust tree".
No honey should be fed to infants 12 months or younger.