Star Thistle Honey is American’s Favorite Honey!
Honey connoisseurs across the nation declare Star Thistle Honey as their Number One Favorite. Many suggest relishing the full bouquet flavor of yellow Star Thistle Honey, independent of any other ingredient. The lush taste of Star Thistle Honey made one enthusiast say “For the sake of star thistle honey, it should not be mixed, combined or eaten with anything other than sultry background music.” Fresh fragrant flavor busting in your mouth is one of the reasons that Star Thistle Honey is the favorite of the honey gourmand.
N-ergetics’ mild Star Thistle honey has a light golden color; a pleasing, floral taste and is said to smell of cinnamon, almonds’, and molasses. Fortunately, this plant produces an ambrosia, (delicacy, nectar, food of the gods,) that is sought by honey epicurists, and found in this honey. Star thistle honey is described as “sunbeam in a bottle”, actually glowing as warm rays of yellow gold and has been heralded as “smoother than silk”, “heaven on a spoon”, “taste bud fantasy”. “Who would have thought honey could taste like the smell of flowers, should be eaten ‘a cappella’, or just draw the drapes, let the symphony play while you and the spoon dip into the star thistle honey!”
Star Thistle Benefits
In addition to its wonderful flavor, our holistic raw Star Thistle Honey has benefits that make it a perfect table honey! This gourmet honey supports digestive health assisting with digesting heavy foods and ulcer healing. Star Thistle honey has antioxidant properties making it ideal for the use in lip balms, facial treatments and salves.
Shop Gourmet Honey Our raw honey is not the standard honey that most are used to. Pasteurized ‘store bought’ honey, has, killed the beneficial enzymes that the body would have used to insure good health. Our Pure, Raw Honey is 100% honey with no additives or fillers. Raw honey has not been heated above the ambient temperature of the hive. Raw honey has all of the beneficial viable, enzymes, and vitamins still intact. As a result of unheated, unfiltered honey, the honey may include small wax particles and pollen evidence of cold packaging. Processed or pasteurized honey has been heated above 95ºF/35ºC, then filtered.
Honey Bee Facts
Honey bees naturally heat the honey hive in the Winter and cool the honey hive in the Summer in an attempt to regulate the hive temperature at a year around 92 to 93ºF. Bees can beat their wings as fast as 11,000 times per second in this heating and cooling process.
Honey bees, like humans, have favorite colors and degrees of sweet nectar that they prefer over others. Bees are basically lazy by nature, avoiding the long flights to a flower for nectar and going to the closest easiest flowers to harvest nectar. In times of dearth and drought bees will fly 25 miles for food and water.
A one pound jar of honey, takes 50,000 airmiles to deliver the nectar to fill your bottle. Incidentally, all honey is 100% female made, as the drones eat, breed and die making NO honey. However, drones can not sting as they have no stinger. The average hive of bees has a population of about 50,000 female worker bees, one queen and hundreds of drones, (males).
Star Thistle Honey History
The Star Thistle Honey is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean. The yellow star thistle plant might have migrated to the US in the mid nineteenth century. Yellow star thistle seeds were thought to be introduced to the United States through seeds found in adobe bricks* from the period between 1824 and 1848 in California; *(Hendry 1931, as cited by Heady, H. F.; Bartolome, J. W.; Pitt, M. D.; Savelle, G. D.; Stroud, M. C. 1992. California prairie. In: Coupland, R. T., ed. Natural grasslands: Introduction and western hemisphere. Ecosystems of the World 8A. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers B. V.: 313-335. ).
The plant was first collected in Oakland, California in 1869 and was most likely introduced from Chile, while introductions from 1899 to 1927 appear to be from Spain, Italy, Turkestan, Argentina, and France. The star thistle honey making plant is aggressive and can propagate itself quickly by sinking down large taproots. It quickly shuts out other plant growth, making it a very good locale for large dense stands. One large clonal colony of star thistle can cover acres and is very appealing to bees because of the concentration of a monofloral nectar. Bees do not naturally mix the nectar of different flowers.
Considered a noxious weed by many, this star thistle clustered amongst thorns produces yellow star thistle honey, which is relished by honey enthusiasts. Beekeepers in California, Idaho, Michigan, Arizona, Oregon and Washington seek out fields of this knapweed because of the large amounts of star thistle honey that can be produced from this plant. The light amber nectar of the plant is highly desirable by bees and honey producers. California is the major producer of Star Thistle Honey. Some 500,000 pounds of Star Thistle Honey is produced throughout the US each year.
The yellow star thistle plant has spread to all 48 lower states and sections of Canada. Yellow star thistle honey is primarily collected from Washington, California and Michigan. The yellow star thistle plant only grows in large enough perfusion to produce honey in small pockets in these states as it has been diligently eradicated as a weed by farmers and county agencies.
Honey Bee Future
The future of Bees is perilous at best. Starting with DDT, then aggressive agricultural pesticide spraying, then the modern age of radio, cell, micro and radiation waves, the bee decline is upon us.
In 2006 scientist found a 100 million-year-old honey bee trapped in amber. Although the honey bee has changed very little in 100 million years, the bee could become extinct in our lifetime. You might be wondering, “Why should I care about an insect that could sting me?”
THE ANSWERING is a resounding, “THE BEE IS YOUR FUTURE LIFE!” “Without the pollination that the bees provides, there would be no nuts, fruits or vegetable to sustain mankind! Supposedly Albert Einstein said, “If bees disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” This bee decline is not due to climate change. The bee decline is directly attributed to MAN abusing the bee with caustic materials and rays that the bee cannot combat. We suggest good husbandry, lets clean up our farms, SAVE THE BEES!
Honeys have never tasted as good as yellow star thistle honey!
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