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Honey is a natural resource of almost infinite variety. The color, aroma, and flavor of a particular honey depends on the nectar source. Bees that gather nectar from orange blossoms produce honey that tastes entirely different than the honey produced by bees that gather nectar from clover or Tupelo trees.
What happens to bees in the Winter? Do they hibernate? In the Chicago the bees work April through October collecting pollen and nectar to build up food stores for the winter months. The queen lays of eggs to secure the next generation within the hive.
Our Sweet Comb Chicago honey has a rich and complex flavor due to the wide range of nectars available in the city. Everything from common Midwest prairie flowers to imported exotic flowers planted by city gardeners. The color of honey can vary widely – from clear to amber to molasses-colored – depending on the time of year it is harvested. We harvest in late summer to ensure a beautiful pale yellow color and superb flavor.
Chicago's finest pure, unpasteurized, raw honey.