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California Buckeye Golden Reserve Varietal Honey


While walking among the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra and Coastal mountain ranges in the spring, one might first notice the California Buckeye by its sweet scent. The fragrant blossoms of this handsome tree are found in impressive spires of dense white flower clusters.

This honey glows with a reddish hue. The flavor first hits the palate with a delicate caramel taste and finishes in a pleasant malty flavor.

*Please note: It is known that both the pollen and nectar of the California Buckeye tree are toxic to the European honey bee when it is the only forage available. Usually, Buckeye blooms along with many other wildflowers, diminishing its potency. However, at some times during the blossoming period, it is the only nectar source available. An unknowing beekeeper allowed his bees to harvest from the enticing blossoms, therefore losing many bees. The result from this sad situation is that the beekeeper harvested a honey that we never expected to taste, and one that we don’t expect to see again. We are excited to offer this extremely rare honey while our supply lasts. Please understand that encouraging bees to harvest from the California Buckeye is not a practice of ours, nor something we would recommend. However, the honey is absolutely delicious and perfectly safe for consumption.

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24oz Honey / 1, 3oz Honey / 1, 9oz Honey / 1

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