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Whidbey Island Washington Beekeeping & Honeybees - Lavender Honey - Green Road Farm - Tim Walsh

HONEY – Infused vs. Nectar Based

August 7th 2010

Lavender honey

This is the first year that I have collected honey made from the nectar of our lavender.

It is very light in color and has a floral quality to the taste.

Considering that lavender is a member of the mint family and can have a very camphor quality I wasn’t sure it would make a good honey.

Smelling lavender and tasting it are two different things. I like a subtle taste of true lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) like the Folgate, Graves, Betty’s Blue varieties. Most of our field is Grosso and Abrialii and it looks great but has higher amounts of camphor in it and so I was a little concerned.

I have to say though this honey is different than last year and is really good!

I know there is a lot of honey out there being called lavender honey but often it is actually a mild honey that has been infused with lavender flavor.

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Honey that is made from the nectar of lavender is lavender honey.

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Honey that has the smell and taste of lavender through various methods of infusion is Lavender Infused Honey.

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