100% Pure unadulterated honey from the Catskill Mountains.
Tree & Wildflower Honey
Honey from trees and wildflowers. With no commercial agriculture in range of our apiaries, honey is made from only wild nectar sources. This means honey crops rely on the whim of Mother Nature and each crop is different from the next. Color and flavor is always unique as the wild sources are always changing. Enjoy truly wild sourced honey.
Flat Rate Shipping
All order shipped by USPS Priority Mail. A fee of $14.50 for a flat rate box can hold:
1 Quart and 1-2 Pints
Our honey is packed in glass only. We do not want to take the risk of leaching that can happen with plastic containers. We have many customers that insist on glass to get the finest quality honey.
Pristine Catskill Mountains
New York City drinking water is world-renowned for its quality. New York City’s water is collected from snow runoff in the Catskills in a system of reservoirs located in unspoiled areas upstate, more than 100 miles north of the city. Each day, more than 1 billion gallons of fresh, clean water are delivered to NYC from pristine reservoirs in the Catskill Mountains.
New York City has one of the cleanest water systems in the world and it all starts in the Catskill Mountains. Now you can get honey that is harvested from this same environment that is free from commercial agriculture.
Why is Our Honey Dark?
Honey gets it’s color from the nectars and pollens that the bees collect. Our apiaries are primarily in heavily wooded areas and none are within flying distance to commercial agriculture. The majority of the nectar collected by our bees are from wild trees and flowers which have richer mineral content than farmed crops such as clover (a popular light honey).
Nectar bearing trees that our bees have access to include maple, basswood, black locust, linden, catalpa and cherry. They also collect pollen and resin from oak, pine, & hickory trees.
In simple terms, crystallization is the natural sugars becoming ‘undissolved’ in the honey. Honey is a supersaturated solution; it’s essentially sugars and water and there’s simply not enough water in honey to keep all of its sugars dissolved permanently. Only pure honey will crystallize. Crystallization does not change the nutritional value of honey and can be re-liquified by placing the jar in warm (not boiling) water. Some people prefer crystallized honey for their tea and coffee as it is less messy.
Honey that is crystallized under controlled conditions to create a smooth spreadable texture. Uncontrolled crystallization produces larger crystals and a grittier texture.