ALL OUR HONEYS ARE RAW AND FULL OF POLLEN
NEVER HEATED, TREATED OR ULTRA-FILTERED
OUR HONEY SAUCES ARE MADE WITH BEE LOCAL HONEY AND THE VERY BEST INGREDIENTS
In 2011 Bee Local Founder Damian Magista began harvesting honey from different historic neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon. He found that each neighborhood honey had strikingly distinct and nuanced flavor, color and viscosity – due to the different forage available to the bees in each area. So we decided to NEVER blend any of our honeys, and seek out Bee Local Approved™ beekeepers who are crafting exceptional honeys in iconic areas across the country. Similar to premium wine or single-origin coffee, each one of these single-origin honeys tells the delicious story of a specific place, and specific season.
SINGLE VARIETAL HONEYS
Certain parts of the U.S. are known for producing exceptional agricultural products - Florida oranges, Georgia peaches, Washington apples, Maine blueberries, and so on. We are in search of the best honeys that come from some of these unique agricultural regions, honeys that truly reflect the essence of one particular flower. It's important to note, however, that when sourcing these types of honeys, we make sure that the crops in proximity to the hives are either certified organic, or produced using organic practices minus harmful chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides. Unfortunately, many monocrops utilize these harsh chemicals which either kill or weaken the immune systems of bees. The first single-varietal honey we found was Oregon Buckwheat – sourced from Eastern Oregon. Stay tuned for many more to come…
COLD SMOKED HONEY
Our NEW Smoked Honeys are in a word…incredible. These honeys have been gently cold-smoked just as you would smoke a pork shoulder or a beef brisket. Different honeys are smoked with different types of wood, and the results are unique and outstanding – the aromatics of each honey blend beautifully with each particular wood. These honeys are perfect in marinades, glazes, cocktails, or simply drizzled over any number of ingredients - from fried chicken to roasted vegetables.
NEW HONEY SAUCES
Our NEW Hot Honey is an irreplaceable condiment and powerful weapon in your culinary arsenal. Infused with scorpion chili peppers and balanced with a touch of vinegar - our Bee Local Hot Honey brings a sweet, spicy, and addictive kick to your favorite foods: Fried Chicken, Ribs, Pizza, all matter of BBQ, Roasted Vegetables, Cheese, Fruit, Cocktails and Ice Cream.
Our NEW Smoked Honey (coming very soon) is an altogether unique and versatile concoction. The highest quality Bee Local honey is cold smoked with White Oak, infused with Lapsang Souchong - a beautiful smoked tea, and finished with a touch of apple cider vinegar. The result is a sweet and smoky bit of heaven - the perfect everyday condiment for Fried Chicken, Ribs, Pizza, all matter of BBQ, Roasted Vegetables, Cheese, Fruit, Cocktails and Ice Cream.