This is a special honey in a number of ways. It’s made by a 16 year-old girl named Audrey, her bees do their work right in the middle of Seattle (in the Capitol Hill neighborhood), and all the proceeds go to Pollinator Pathway, an organization that creates green areas in Seattle. Best of all, this honey tastes really good.
I hope to someday interview Audrey for an apiary profile here. You can follow Audrey’s honey activities on her blog:
This honey is distinctly lemony (I thought of lemon pie) and gently floral, with some green melon in the background. I also think of green grass but I’m not sure why. Overall it’s refreshing and long in the mouth. It’s texture is a bit lumpy, as though it is very slowly crystallizing into a smooth paste, which makes it fun on the tongue. Of all the honeys I have, this one reminds me most of Arboretum Wildflower Honey, which isn’t surprising since the Arboretum isn’t far from Seattle’s Capitol Hill area.