Old Blue Raw Wildflower Honey

December 3, 2013 · 5 comments

Old Blue raw wildflower honey // Wayward Spark

The time has come, folks. Henry’s honey is finally available for purchase in stores and online.

Henry’s spent time over the last couple weeks bottling up pint jars of different varietal honeys, taking great pains to preserve the full depth of flavor and health benefits by not overheating the honey. Our friend Halley Roberts designed us some stellar labels that include a space for us to write in the primary nectar species, harvest date, and harvest location on every jar. I’ve been filling out labels, writing emails, and generally taking on most of the sales/marketing aspects of the honey business. And now we’re ready for you!

honeycomb // Wayward Spark What do we have to offer?

pints of raw honey WITHOUT added honeycomb

meadowfoam-chittum // a dark amber color harvested in late June from our Logsden and Greenberry apiaries
blackberry-chittum-lotus // an amber color harvested in mid-July from our Logsden apiary
blackberry-foxglove // a light amber color harvested in late July from our Elk City apiary
blackberry // a dark amber color harvested in late July from our Harlan apiary

pints of raw honey WITH added honeycomb

blackberry-chittum-lotus // an amber color harvested in mid-July from our Logsden apiary
blackberry-foxglove // a light amber color harvested in late July from our Elk City apiary

pieces of blackberry-foxglove honeycomb

raw wildflower honey with honeycomb // Wayward Spark

Where is it available?

Natalia & Cristofero’s Italian Deli (351 NW Jackson Ave.) in Corvallis (I’ll be dropping off jars tomorrow, December 4.)

Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery (815 SE Oak St.) in Portland

Old Blue Raw Honey online shop

Henry and I will also be sampling and selling honey in person on Thursday, December 19 in Portland at Solabee Flowers downtown (902 SW Morrison) from 2-5 pm (open to the public) and at the Cyril’s cheese club pickup party (you gotta buy a ticket). We would love to see you there!

raw wildflower honey with honeycomb // Wayward Spark

a few notes

Our varietal honeys are classified by their primary nectar species. Each varietal has different flavor notes, but I’m not even going to try to describe them because I’ll only make myself sound like a colossal snob/idiot. Rest assured, they’re all good, so you can’t really go wrong.

We don’t have tons of honey this year, so the choices and availability will likely dwindle in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, we won’t be selling pieces of honeycomb through our online shop, and for economical shipping reasons, you have to order multiples of five pints if you buy online. Currently I have one listing set up for 5 pints with added honeycomb and another for 5 pints without honeycomb. If you would like to mix and match, please send me an Etsy convo with specifics about which types and how many of each you want (5 per order), and I will set up a custom listing for you.

This year’s honey sales are kind of just a test run for us. We are hoping to sell out of 2013 honey around Christmastime, and we won’t extract again until next spring. Our plan is to use our honey income from 2013 to pay for our expenses (bottling equipment, labels, jars, etc.) and to invest in our plans for a custom mobile extraction trailer that will allow us to harvest small batches of honey made with nectar from specific early nectar flows (vine maple, fireweed, etc.) in the future. Your support will help us make it happen. Thank you!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

mae December 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

This is so awesome. I wish I was nearby to visit the sampling event because my mouth is watering just looking at that honeycomb. Good luck at the events!

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Kelly Mitchem December 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

This looks amazing! I wish I could make it to the events, but we will be looking into this for sure!

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Elisabeth December 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

Mmm… The honey looks so yummy and beautiful. My mouth is watering for some too!

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Lisa M. December 6, 2013 at 5:00 am

I went straight to Etsy after reading your post and bought a box of honey!! Can’t wait to get it :) We are getting bees next spring and are very excited about it. I know it will be a while before we have our own honey. Merry Christmas!!

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Sheri December 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Just got my box of honey, and it’s AMAZING. Especially the meadowfoam-chittum (I knew I did the right thing by ordering another jar of that one!). Thank you, and the handwritten note is such a nice thought, too.

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