The Brooklyn Paper reports on the legalization of urban beekeeping which means that later in spring, we’ll have this year’s harvest of John Howe’s Brooklyn Bee honey, which sells out quickly every year. We’ll also be keeping our eyes out for more local producers so we can offer you the benefits of local honey. Get it? Be keeping our eyes out? Ah, we slay us.
We’ve gotten inquiries already about John Howe’s Brooklyn Bee Honey – made from bees kept in rooftops in Fort Greene. The honey will not be available until July or August so in the meantime, check out our other honeys, which range from the rich, malty, darkly-colored buckwheat honey (that makes a good pair with Hoch Ybrig cheese) to our ‘Miel de Lavande’ – lavender honey imported by Mas des Abeilles from Provence, France.
Lavender honey is honey produced by bees that collect nectar from lavender flowers. In Provence, these beautiful, fragrant purple blossoms cover the countryside in summer. Our lavender honey is light in color – almost the color of fresh cream – and has a delicate floral flavor and a rich taste. When crystallized, it can be spread like butter or you can soften it by soaking the jar in a container of hot water. Then spread on a baguette or drizzle in yogurt for a special breakfast treat.