WHAT IS VARIETAL HONEY?

Varietal honey stems predominantly from one tree species. A lab pollen analysis can determine the floral origin of honey. We also rely on a close observation of the seasons and the hive contents. 

In our setting, though, a single-origin honey is not possible. Bees visit approximately two million flowers to make a pound of honey. Only extensive monoculture would assure that all flowers belong to one single species… and monocultures are also detrimental to bees and our food system.

HOW DO WE OBTAIN VARIETAL HONEY?

We don’t want to create unnecessary stress in the hive so we do not move our bees around or offer polination services. Instead, we rely on the copious vegetation surrounding our apiaries, which we also enrich and replenish. The local flora changes as the honey season progresses, thus making it possible for us to obtain different honeys if we time our harvests appropriately. 

As part of our Sustainable Beekeeping Program, we also buy honey from local beekeepers. It is a select group of committed men and women that have either been trained by us or share our values when it comes to keeping bees in the least stressful, most nourishing way. We celebrate uniqueness, but also coordinate our harvests to get the most of any given bloom.

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    • Acacia Honey
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    • 100% pure, raw honey Amber color Thinner body Subtle fragrance Medium crystallization Harvested in the rain forests of the north coast of the Dominican Republic Filtered, bottled and packed by hand in Cabarete, Dominican Republic CHEF’S TIP:  The Honey Company’s Acacia Honey is the perfect match for those who really don't like strong flavors and are looking for a healthy…
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    • 100% pure, raw honey Light amber color Thick body Subtle fragrance Tends to crystallize  Harvested in the western dry forest of the Dominican Republic Filtered, bottled and packed by hand in Cabarete, Dominican Republic CHEF'S TIP:  A magnificent honey to enjoy by the spoonful, but we need to suggest a recipe. Campeche honey makes granola cluster beautifully, and it's so…
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    • Candelón Honey
    • $360,00 $360,00
    • 100% pure, raw honey Light amber color Thick body Strong fragrance Quick crystallization Harvested in the western dry forest of the Dominican Republic Filtered, bottled and packed by hand in Cabarete, Dominican Republic CHEF'S TIP:  The Honey Company's Candelón Honey is best when used for bread making, or enjoyed on a piece of toast. It provides moisture and binding to…
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    • Mango Honey
    • $360,00 $360,00
    • 100% pure, raw honey Dark amber color Medium body Strong fragrance Slow crystallization  Harvested in the rain forests of the north coast of the Dominican Republic Filtered, bottled and packed by hand in Cabarete, Dominican Republic CHEF'S TIP:  The Honey Company's Mango Honey infuses its tropical nature into everything. Enjoy on top of fruit, or add to cheeses and yogurts…
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    • Piñón Honey
    • $360,00 $360,00
    • 100% pure, raw honey Amber color Thick body Strong fragrance Slow crystallization  Harvested in the rain forests of the north coast of the Dominican Republic Filtered, bottled and packed by hand in Cabarete, Dominican Republic CHEF'S TIP:  The Honey Company's Pinon Honey strikes a perfect balance between the richness of the tropics and the sophistication of the hard work of…
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