We begin our season each April with honey made from the nectar of big-leaf maples, followed quickly by raspberry, a light-bodied honey perfect for tea.
Midsummer brings long, sunny days that stay bright well past dinnertime, and with them, blooming flowers of all kinds: blackberry, thistle, wild rose, sweet pea and numerous herbs. Our wildflower honey has a deep, well-rounded body with a subtle citrus note that makes it perfect for both sweet and savory food pairings.
We also offer a unique organic wildflower honey from high-elevation mountain flower meadows more than 13 miles from the nearest town, farm, home or garden.
Fireweed, the champagne of honeys, ends our harvest season in August. Memorable for its light, bright flavor, this honey comes from fireweed nectar gathered by bees above 3,500 ft in the Mt Baker National Forest.
BeeWorks Farm is committed to producing the best quality honey possible by maintaining healthy hives and apiaries of a size where the bees do not over-compete for food.
Bees make honey by slowly reducing flower nectar until much of the water has evaporated and only the sweet essence remains, now significantly thicker in texture and stronger in flavor than the original source.
We’ve observed bees carry out this process for years and imagined various ways of mimicking their technique to create a deliciously concentrated product of our own. Beginning with high quality, un-aged balsamic vinegar of Modena, we developed a unique process to reduce and concentrate the vinegar until a highly flavorful syrup is all that remains.
To this, we add a touch of our wildflower honey and finish it with sea salt - another seasoning created through the process of evaporation and concentration. The result is a thick, richly flavored condiment that maintains a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
Enjoy BeeWorks Nectar with creamy cheeses or fresh fruit; as a salad dressing with olive or nut oil; drizzled over roasted vegetables; or even spooned onto vanilla ice cream or intensely dark chocolate cake.
Comb honey is a truly artisan product - handcrafted and minimally processed. Only our strongest and healthiest hives can produce comb honey, each frame of which is built by the bees over about a week’s time. As soon as the frame is filled and capped it must be removed immediately so the fresh wax remains free of pollen grains from the feet of the hardworking bees nearby.
The comb is harvested during a brief six-week period at the peak of midsummer and is made from the nectar of raspberry, blackberry and fireweed flowers.
Each bite yields sweet honey from between each cell of beeswax, which naturally sticks together and may be discarded like a fruit pit or harmlessly ingested. This is honey eating in its most raw and unadulterated form.
Comb honey can be served as a sweet treat in its own right or as a stunning counterpoint to a cheese or charcuterie plate. It can also be spread directly onto warm bread or toast.