It originated in Asia, where it is eaten as a spring vegetable, and is used in a number of herbal remedies. Fall Dark Honey - Mixed floral variety consisting primarily of Japanese Knotweed. Nothing is native, not plants or honey bees. This has a very slight maple syrup flavor. The World Conservation Union lists Japanese knotweed among the top 100 worst invasive plants. Its a great table honey for tea and toast, just as good for baking. We will wait for the bees to finish having their fun, and then work on removing the knotweed. This honey is the most popular as it is difficult to collect in volume. I just harvested 77.5 pounds of Japanese knotweed honey between Covington & Black Diamond, WA… OMG it’s dark, darker than the buckwheat honey I’ve had, and the flavor is wonderful… You can’t even see the bottom of a tablespoon of this stuff. A cute presentation for a honey connoisseur! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Bombus affinis, the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee, has been so honored. Dave. Serious honey lovers only! Well liked by bees, the blossoms provide bee forage when little else is available. Learn how your comment data is processed. Make no wonder our fall is usually the heaviest nectar flow. Yup, sounds like knotweed. It is non-discriminatory, encompassing both honey bees and wild bees. If so, how does it spread? Using varietal honeys is nothing new in brewing, but showcasing how varietal honeys impact beer flavor in a single 4-pack truly influenced the way consumers and brewers view … Do you have any photos? But she sure is cute, all cuddled up in that flower. Let the honey continue to flow. Yet, ironically many would suggest the best time for applying herbicides is when the plant is in flower towards the end of summer. Please note the honey … Our Bamboo Honey is made by 100% by our bees here in Pennsylvania. -Purple Loostrife The 15ml bottle contains around 300 drops* of high strength honey natural flavouring. Our honey is all-natural, made proudly in Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts by our own honeybees, and possesses no flavor or color additives of any sort. Wherever the pieces land, they can grow into a new plant. Darker than any honey I have seen yet. Cancel Unsubscribe. The sauce would also dress up baked pork chops. It says: If the insect is what the name implies, write the two words separately; otherwise run them together. It is a miracle of nature, pollinating plants with abandon, while turning their nectars into one of nature’s most delicious substances. “An orange honey from the Mediterranean tastes different as well.” Charles Mraz of Champlain Valley Apiaries (motto: “The flower’s fragrance is its flavor”), is a third generation bee keeper. But common chicory (Cichorium intybus) is classified as a noxious weed here, and all I can say is Thank Heaven for chicory! Still, it is good and definitely worth a try—you can often find it sold as “bamboo honey,” especially on the east coast. The goldenrod is in bud,now, and if we get the expected rain from the remnants of Isaac, we should be OK for Fall. Japanese Knotweed root is one of the best remedies against Lyme disease. It was a beautiful and dark honey. The honey bee is an insect and is preeminently a bee; “honeybee” is equivalent to “Johnsmith.” For example, the knotweed flower is a valuable source of nectar for honeybees, which in turn produces mild-flavored knotweed honey for beekeepers. Its purpose it to discuss contemporary issues in beekeeping and bee science. Although the sweet white clover and yellow hawkweed seem to be around for most of the summer. Because it grows in most any condition, bee farmers find bees love its flowers and the honey that comes out, often called Knotweed Honey or Bamboo Honey, is a lot like Buckwheat Honey. I’ve tried it and, personally, I don’t taste a resemblance. I frequently overwinter my bees on crystallized honey. -Queen Anne’s Lace -Sweet white clover Japanese knotweed yields a monofloral honey, usually called bamboo honey by northeastern U.S. beekeepers, like a mild-flavored version of buckwheat honey. Tweet. This honey is a very dark honey and also has a pleasant sweet taste to it. Also an invasive species! If you require larger volumes please contact us. The honey has a dark, molassy appearance, but the flavor is much sweeter than that of Buckwheat Honey. It is not near a stream. For best results dilute our honey flavour into a key wet ingredient such as water, milk or egg. The honey our bees gather from these plants is dark, robust, with an earthy, nutty, sweetness that stands well on its own, pair well with cheeses, breads, and add a real signature to a dish. Along with condensation from respiration, the bees do fine on it. -Thistle He calls his honey clover honey because much of it is based on clovers. It grows in patches on hillsides. But a lot of other plants are in there as well. The plant spreads by rhizomes which can be very, very long. All rights reserved Honey Bee Suite © 2009-2020 by Rusty Burlew. At this time of year in western Washington, you can hear these bushes before you see them. Mine tastes nothing like buckwheat, which I compare to molasses in taste. My bees are buzzing so loud, happy as can bee, or is me that’s happy? Once cooked, the flavor of Japanese knotweed changes a bit and it tastes a bit more like asparagus instead of rhubarb. They sound like candidates for pollen tramps of the year. Our Raw Honey for Rooibos is produced from the nectar of Japanese Knotweed. You will love the aroma and flavor of these raw honeys. Bamboo is a common nickname for Japanese knotweed, because the stalk of the plant is hollow and segmented similar to Bamboo stalks. All of our honey is 100% pure U.S. honey - there is no blending or alteration done to any of our honey! Many people think it is some kind of bamboo because of its hollow stems and raised stem nodes, but it has no relation to true bamboo, which is actually a grass. This gift box contains 10 different varietal honeys in 2oz bears. Okay, we all know that Japanese knotweed is an invasive species, prone to tearing up your driveway, cracking your foundation, and choking rivers and streams. -Tansy . A cute presentation for a honey connoisseur! Introduced from Europe, this has naturalized in all states except Hawaii, particularly in damp or disturbed sites. I ask because it is a beautiful plant that was abuzz… When I put the car window down, honey bees flew into the car. The plants may grow 5-8 feet tall in a dense, bush-like display. Stick with knotweed infused alcohol for best results. Please browse the categories below to learn more! The European honey bee has been in North America almost as long as the Europeans who brought it. Oregano! Small pieces get carried around on tires, in streams, by animals, birds, etc. At Crystal Honey, all our raw and unfiltered honey is harvested, extracted, and jarred straight from the hive. It actually looked like molasses. 19 Posts #13 • Sep 17, 2018. Has a nice malty flavor, perhaps with a very subtle toffee undertone. Is a rich full-flavored honey with a subtle berry (think black berry) finish. Only a few drops are needed, so try about 10 or 20 drops (0.5ml to 1ml) per kg of food and adjust to taste. The conclusion to this experiment was that Japanese Knotweed honey added the most flavor to the cookies. Member. See Campaign for Solitary Bees https://www.facebook.com/Solitary.bees. Japanese knotweed yields a monofloral honey, usually called bamboo honey by northeastern U.S. beekeepers, like a mild-flavored version of buckwheat honey (a related plant also in the Polygonaceae We have also used it in honey roasted butternut … Use those roots! Bamboo Honey comes from the American bamboo plant, also known as Japanese knotweed. Lady’s Thumb (Polygonum persicaria) This is sometimes called heart’s ease, spotted knotweed, and spotted lady’s thumb. It is designed to be informative and fun, but also to remind readers that pollinators throughout the world are endangered. Curated Honey Sampler Set Muslin bag filled with four 3.3 oz jars of honey and a wooden honey dipper Spring Blossom Honey Summer Wildflower Honey Japanese Knotweed Honey New England Cranberry Honey Our Spring Blossom Honey is a light, golden hon Perfect in coffee! The sophisticated flavor complements a morning cup … Japanese Knotweed Honey, 9oz jar Bamboo (Japanese Knotweed) Honey – Raw $ 13.00 – $ 342.00; Goldenrod Honey – Raw $ 10.00 – $ 300.00; Orange Blossom Honey – Raw $ 10.00 – $ 300.00; Variety Pack, Mixed Case of Raw Honey $ 35.00 – $ 310.00; Pure Beeswax $ 13.00; Raw Propolis Chunks $ 70.00; 100% of our honey is made by our bees; right here in your backyard. Japanese knotweed yields a monofloral honey, usually called bamboo honey by northeastern U.S. beekeepers, like a mild-flavored version of buckwheat honey. The non-native European Honey Bee is the state insect of: Not one native bee is a state insect. Oh, and I’m pretty sure chicory is introduced. I’ve been noticing that most of the best fall honey plants we have around here are invasives: -Spotted knapweed It comes from the Knotweed plant which is found predominately along waterways. Therefore! The dark color of knotweed honey comes from it's rich mineral content. We now offer a Liquid option for customers wanting liquid honey. I love it…top 100 worst weeds… but if we just overlook that…. Comes in a rustic linen bag. The amber honey has a pleasing flavor. It is a MAJOR nectar source here. Knotweed honey has a very light flavor profile despite the dark color, a little more body up front with a smooth finish. My town has already cut the knotweed down once and it’s all grown back in months time!! Yield: 1 drink Knotweed Gin and Tonic. It’s funny.