Our 1000 Blossoms wildflower varietal is a pure, raw unpasteurized honey. It comes from wildlands and mountains, and is separate and distinct from both our Kootenay WIldflower honey and our Fireweed honey. This honey, like all of our varieties, is lovingly produced from healthy bees, using holistic beekeeping.
Our 1000 Blossoms honey varies from year to year in flavour, taste and colour, and as such is a limited production. Our current stock includes Star Thistle, a member of the knapweed family. This honey is distinct in that it has little or no managed forages, such as alfalfa.
HOW WE KEEP BEES AND PROTECT OUR HONEY
We practice holistic beekeeping and treat our bees with great care. We don’t pasteurize or heat our honey above nest temperature during extraction or bottling. That way we protect the incredible purity, flavour and rawness of our wonderful product.
This is what makes our honey so special: it is never really the same from one season to the next, and the flavours can subtly change. Even so, there is a stability and regularity to the honey our bees produce. Our reward over the years is a fine natural food. And our customers tell us this is perhaps the best honey they’ve tasted.
HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS IS PURE HONEY?
We rigorously protect the purity of our honey; we regularly send samples in for floral fingerprinting by Canadian honey authentication programs. These programs can identify specific forages and pollens. This process also identifies honeys that have been adulterated with other sugars. It is no surprise that our honeys pass with flying colours.
Our pathway to success as beekeepers is to always remember it is our bees who are our most important employees. In other words, taking care of our bees comes first. That’s the Honey Bee Zen way.