Product of the USA
From mid-late August through October, hives are on both slopes and the surrounding area of the Southern Kuyahoora Valley & Central Mohawk Valley regions of Upstate New York.
Goldenrod honey can be dark and strong due to the presence of other nectars. However, when Goldenrod is the major nectar source and weather conditions permit the bees to collect the nectar in great quantities; a golden, spicy, mildly pungent tasting honey is the result as it is here.
Raw goldenrod honey is often used by pollen allergy sufferers to lessen their sensitivity to pollen by eating 1 to 2 tsp. of it each day. The idea is, that by introducing small amounts of pollen into their system by eating raw honey, a tolerance to pollen allergens is built up.
If you are planning to buy goldenrod honey for its health-benefits, it must be raw goldenrod honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics. Honey that has been heated and filtered is called commercial, regular or liquid honey.
"But if raw honey is so good for you, and heating it kills all the good stuff, why heat it?"
The reason is that the majority of Americans prefer the convenience of being able to spoon, pour or squeeze honey from a bottle onto their cereal or into their tea.
In addition, commercial honey is clearer, easier to measure or spread than raw honey and many people think that honey that has crystallized is spoiled so they discard it. Honey that has been heated and filtered will not crystallize as fast as raw honey.
Although we specialize in raw goldenrod honey, we also offer liquid goldenrod honey for those who prefer it.
Our raw gooldenrod honey is unheated, unpasteurized, unfiltered, unprocessed unblended and in the same condition as it was in the hive.
Goldenrods (botanical name Solidago) are a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae that can be found in the meadows, pastures, along roads and many other areas in North America.
Goldenrods are also used for making tea and decorations and in some places; they are a sign of good luck or good fortune. Although considered weeds by many in North America, they are appreciated as garden plants in Europe, where British gardeners adopted them as garden subjects way before Americans began to accept them in the 1980s. Goldenrods often will bloom from about July until a killing frost.