April 16, 2015
Since the days of our early ancestors, honey has been creating a buzz for its seductive color, sweetness and many health benefits.
But did you know the stuff sold on supermarket shelves isn’t the same, or as good as, honey directly from the hive?
Don’t fancy flirting with bees to get to the sweet stuff? Befriend a (brave) beekeeper.
According to the Philadelphia Bee Co., which provides residents with locally produced bee products, including honey, wax and pollen, the city is a sweet spot for honeybees with its large number of trees and urban gardens.
Keep a lookout for locust honey, the first springtime variety produced in Pennsylvania. It is made from the blossoms of the locust tree.
"This sought-after pale amber honey carries a flavor reminiscent of the sweet locust blossom, often mistaken for honeysuckle," Pittsburgh Magazine said in a feature article on local honey.