Flowers of Fairhaven
A Very Local Honey
The 2023 Edition of Flowers of Fairhaven Honey is harvested, bottled and ready for your table. This is my 18th year providing local, handcrafted honey. With much help from the bees, of course!
Flowers of Fairhaven Honey is harvested from my sustainable hives every autumn and bottled in one-pint canning jars, 1.5 lbs of delicious wildflower honey from my apiary at the foot of Galbraith Mt.
This “very local” honey is a product of all the nectars my bees have been gathering since early spring. A beekeeper’s guesstimate for this year’s blend is 70% Fireweed, 20% Himalayan Blackberry and the rest a mix of nectars from a wide variety of local blooms.
Fireweed is a lovely tall-growing mountain wildflower that has established itself at lower altitudes around Whatcom County over the last few years. Fireweed nectar creates a very unique honey.
Fireweed grows where there has been recent soil disturbance, then spreads quickly via airborne seeds and root propagation. It’s often one of the earliest opportunists after a forest fire, hence its name, but also pops up following logging operations.
You might think it would make a hardy, heavy honey, but surprisingly not so. Sometimes called the champagne of honeys, Fireweed honey is light in color and viscosity, has a buttery mouth-feel and a uniquely sweet flavor with hints of butterscotch and caramel. Finishes with a sparkle of spice!
Pints: $25 To order: Contact Michael