Bee Wild Specializes
in Raw, Wild-Crafted Gourmet Honey
Everyone who works at Bee Wild is a foodie! We have done restaurant crawls in North and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa and have eaten at some of the best restaurants with Iron Chef quality restaurateurs. We know food, beverages, and fine service. So, producing and marketing raw, wild-crafted Gourmet Honey is a natural fit for us.
How Do We Produce Gourmet Honey?
Wikipedia defines gourmet as: “a class of restaurant, cuisine, meal or ingredient of high quality, of special presentation, or high sophistication.” This definition perfectly describes Bee Wild honey. In an earlier post, John Wright (owner of Bee Wild) describes our beekeeping process and how it produces flavor, texture, and color differences in our honey:
Our beekeeper allows the bees to work with Nature, feeding from the flowers, trees, and shrubs that are in season in the North Georgia mountains. So, every year the various honeys have different characteristics and flavor notes depending on the rain patterns, amount of heat and sunlight, and other natural factors. In fact, we label all our batches with the date, conditions, flavor, color, and notes of a particular honey. Each batch is individualized and is characterized by by its color and flavor.
Working with Nature allows us to gather unique honeys, with very particular flavor profiles for our customers who generally have a fine appreciation for good eating. That is why when we share a Honey Recipe with you, we often will recommend a specific honey.
What Flavor Differences Can I
Expect from Your Gourmet Honey?
While each year each batch can be slightly different, honey flavor, color, and texture is governed by what the bees eat during each cycle. Typically, these are the flavors our customers experience when they use our honey:
- Wildflower Honey is floral and fruity. We often use Wildflower Honey in our herbal teas, as it is effective as a sweetener.
- Orange Blossom Honey is mild, with a citrus scent and flavor. One of the best gourmet breakfast dishes we’ve had is grilled grapefruit with a finishing drizzle of Orange Blossom Honey.
- Sourwood Honey is very mild and is often described as nutty or buttery. This is a perfect honey to use on biscuits and other baked goods.
- Tupelo Honey is very sweet but mild. We often use this as a substitute for sugar when baking or cooking.
- Gallberry Honey has a very pungent smell and a distinctive flavor.
When you work with Nature and the bees, process the honey as little as possible, honey is like fine wine. Every season there will be flavor, texture, and color differences. As foodies, we appreciate the adventure of discovery we have every year as we gather and taste honey. That is why we love to share our Gourmet Honey with you!