Selecting the Perfect Holiday Honey Gift

December 1, 2016

Honeybees are found all over the world and so are the food dishes that incorporate their sweet honey: Caribbean jerk, Spanish tapas, French sauces, British biscuits and Turkish cakes. Honey is truly a globally recognized and treasured resource that enriches many different cultures through their recipes and cultural traditions. This connection is especially true during the holidays. When considering what to give your loved ones, friends, neighbors or coworkers—think about giving the gift of honey.

Honey comes in a vast away of colors from almost off-white (Acaia Honey) to the darkest toffee (Avocado Honey) and every amber hue in between. Typically, the lighter colored honeys have the mildest of flavors and the delicate of tastes. Darker honeys are more robust in flavor and have very strong tastes.

Bee America offers two kinds of honey—varietal honey such as Tulip Poplar, Orange Blossom, Tupelo and Creamed Thistle and artisanal honey. Orange Blossom and Tupelo honeys are quite distinct in their tastes and smells conjuring up citrus and a buttery-lemon, respectively. Tulip Poplar is our flagship honey and while it is darker in color than Orange Blossom or Tupelo, it still has a mild taste reminiscent of caramelized light brown sugar. Creamed Thistle honey is a specialty of the winter, with its ivory color and delightfully whipped texture. It’s sweet in a “dreamy, melty” sort of way, which makes it perfect for smearing on warm toast or English muffins.

Bee America American Heritage Collection of Artisanal Honeys

Our artisanal honey is represented by the American Heritage Collection. This collection proudly showcases three different types of honey: Liberty, Pioneer and Prairie. These honeys are historically accurate blends, which recreate the taste of honey from 18th and 19th century America. Liberty Honey is carefully crafted to recreate the taste of Colonial era honey with subtle floral hints, sweet vanilla and fresh mixed herbs. Pioneer Honey recalls the robust honey infused with warm molasses and the rich essence of roasted tree nuts that sustained American pioneers. Prairie Honey evokes the bright and tangy honey with spicy floral notes that was harvested from the Great Plains. These artisanal honeys are available individually or in beautiful gift box sets that feature exquisite etchings of bees alongside honeycombs embedded with signatures from the Declaration of Independence—evoking a historical link with America's past.

Once you select your honey gifts, don’t forget about our holiday gift-wrapping service. Let us personalize your honey gift order with beautiful holiday or special occasion wrapping and a personalized card. It’s easy to do—just select the gift-wrapping option during your order checkout.

Happy Holiday Honey Shopping!