Invisible Cities Apiary Raw Massachusetts Wildflower Honey

Massachusetts Raw Wildflower Honey

 

 

We produce seasonal wildflower honey in the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. Bees from one hundred colonies—managed without using pesticides or antibiotics—gather nectar from dozens of native wildflowers, shrubs, tree blossoms and cover crops. Chief among these floral sources are basswood and buttonbush, Japanese knotweed, Dutch and sweet clover, as well as various species of goldenrod and aster.

 

Our honey is raw, meaning it is both unpasteurized and minimally filtered. As such, it retains enzymes, traces of wax and pollen that figure into its flavor and healthful properties.

 

We harvest, extract and bottle 100% of our product in western Massachusetts. On years with fair weather and abundant nectar we gather honey twice a year: once in late July and again in early September. The two harvests reflect the change in nectars gathered by the bees. The summer harvest is lighter in color and flavor; the fall harvest bears a darker appearance and heartier taste.

For product availability, as well as for placing orders, please email our distributor, Old Friends Farm.

MA Honey Product Sheet

Invisible Cities Apiary Raw Massachusetts Wildflower Honey

Vermont Raw Wildflower Honey

New for 2016 is our summer wildflower honey produced by master beekeeper Kirk Webster in Vermont's Addison County, long-known in agricultural circles as "the land of milk and honey." A pioneer in the practice of commercial-scale treatment-free beekeepoing, Kirk also produces a top-quality summer crop that mixes the nectars of American basswood, Dutch clover, birdsfoot trefoil and purple vetch. Bees from three hundred production colonies—many located in yards used continually since the Civil War—produce a light, buttery honey that remains liquid in warmer temperatures and crystallizes to a creamy, butterscotch consistency in the winter.

Like our Massachusetts honey, Kirk's product is raw, meaning it is both unpasteurized and minimally filtered. As such, it retains enzymes, traces of wax and pollen that figure into its flavor and healthful properties.

For product availability, as well as for placing orders, please email our distributor, Old Friends Farm.

 

 

 

VT Honey Product Sheet