Black Mangrove Honey | Florida
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Varietal (Type of Honey)
Black mangrove honey is a monofloral honey, which means the bees producing it primarily visit only one type of plant, in this case - black mangroves. How is this possible? Well, the beekeeper responsible for harvesting this honey has secured access to place hives across one of the world’s largest concentrations (over 10,000 acres) of black mangroves along the eastern Florida coastline.
What does this mean for the taste? While polyfloral or wildflower honey will have more variability in taste – monofloral honey, like our black mangrove honey, will have a consistent taste throughout the year, since the bees producing it collect nectar from only one type of plant year round.
Black mangrove honey typically offers a sweet but salty taste that reminds many of butterscotch. Black mangrove plants are native to coastal areas and are therefore exposed to ample amounts of both salt water and salt air - which might explain the taste.
Expect this honey to have a lower viscosity; or, to be a bit thinner than your typical raw wildflower honey.
At Neighborhood Hive, we only sell raw & unfiltered honey, and our black mangrove honey is no different. Unlike the bulk of highly-processed honey you'll find in your local grocery store, this honey is never pasteurized and has only had wax and other large particles removed before bottling. Our beekeepers preserve naturally occurring nutrients (vitamins, minerals, pollen, enzymes, and antioxidants) by refusing to process their honey.
Unprocessed honey is much more likely than processed honey to crystallize while in your pantry, because particulates (pollen, etc) suspended in unprocessed honey act as a catalyst for the crystallization process. If your honey has a gritty or crunchy texture, then this process has already started.
Despite the change in texture, crystallized honey is still totally fine to consume. In fact, some people prefer the texture of crystallized honey to its liquid cousin. If you’d like to restore your crystallized honey to a more liquid state, you can do so by submerging the honey container into some warm water.
This particular honey is also 100% organic, as none of the plants these bees visit are ever treated with any pesticides or chemicals.
We partner directly with the beekeepers and apiaries that harvest all of the honey available in our store. Our black mangrove honey is produced by bees who spend their time in the swampland of Mosquito Lagoon. This apiary is located in New Smyrna Beach, FL [ zip code 32168 ] - between the central Florida cities of Orlando and Daytona Beach.
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*Raw honey should not be ingested by infants under the age of 1*