The complex, lingering sweetness of honey and its sensual texture on the tongue makes it so much more than a common condiment. Single source or “monofloral” honeys are beloved, often because they identify a specific geographical location. Acacia, Orange Blossom, Cloverleaf, Rosemary, Sunflower, Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Chestnut honeys each bring a taste of home depending on where you’re from. And not much is better than a nice drizzle of amber honey over a pungent blue cheese--sweet, salty, savory.
Besides being a luscious sweetener, honey has long been used medicinally and as a beauty treatment. All in all, the opportunity to be concierges for honeybees and enjoy their largesse is something to be grateful for.