Scravel Creek's Wildflower Honey begins with a blend of nectars from neighboring fields. Here on South Mountain, the nectar flow persists for little more than two months, from mid-April through most of June. The weather influences the types and quantities of nectar available to the bees. Because of this, there will be subtle differences in the tastes and colors of our honey products from harvest to harvest. In general, our honey comprises nectars from Russian Olives, Black Locusts, Tulip Poplars, Brambles, and Clovers. At the same time, an assortment of wildflower nectors contributes to its complexity.
At Scravel Creek, we sell raw, unfiltered honey free from additives. Large honey maufacturers, on the other hand, often pasturize and filter their honeys, thereby giving them a uniform transparency with longer-lasting liquidity. Raw honey, by contrast, tends to appear less transparent than its filtered counterparts, its translucency derived from particles of pollen, beeswax, and propolis--a resin from plants mixed with wax, which is used by bees for sealing open spaces in their hives.
Note that all raw honeys will crystalize sooner or later. To reliquify crystalized honey, heat a pan of water to 150 degrees F or 65 degrees C. Remove the water bath from the heat and place the jar of crystalized honey in the heated water until it is liquified.
Do not refrigerate honey.
South Mountain Wildflower Honey 8 oz.
Made by a cottage food business that is not subject to Maryland's food safety regulations.
Warning: Do not feed honey to infants under 1 year of age.