Wildflowers that honey bees love to eat!

What Makes Wildflower Honey Different Than Regular Honey?

Wildflower honey is packed with beneficial nutrients and is unique in flavor, taste, structure, and texture. 

Many experts will agree that wildflower honey is full of powerful nutrients,  antioxidants, and healing properties. It’s also a healthier alternative to processed sugar due to its low glycemic index. Making raw honey a wonderful alternative for those who need to watch their blood sugar levels. 

In this article, we’ll outline all of the details that make wildflower honey the better choice compared to regular honey. Plus, a few of our favorite ways to enjoy it! 

What is special about wildflower honey?

Raw wildflower honey is unique in flavor, taste, structure, and texture, due to its polyfloral sources. For example, all of our hives are located in different microclimates – atmospheric conditions in a specific area – throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Each microclimate contains many different flowers and blooms, which the honey bees love to feed on! 

The variety of flowers and blooms in each area of the hives allows for a one-of-a-kind wildflower honey that’s special in taste to that particular location. This means there are hundreds, if not thousands, of unique raw honey flavors around the world. 

To get the most benefit from wildflower honey, it’s recommended that you choose a raw honey variety at a location nearest to you. This will slowly introduce you to your local pollen. In return, you’ll be more likely to combat seasonal allergies in your area. 

It can even be beneficial to a man’s best friend! Add a small amount (like a teaspoon) of local wildflower honey to your dog’s treats or meals for an overall boost. 

NOTE: Always speak with your veterinarian before adding this to your dog’s nutrition.

Bees eating nectar to create wildflower honey

Is wildflower honey the same as pure honey?

Unlike pure honey, raw wildflower honey is never heated or processed. At Marshall’s Farm, we go a step further. We never mix our honey harvests so we produce a wide variety of local wildflower honey flavors that vary from season to season.

When searching for raw honey, it is essential to read the label to identify where it’s from. Also, to ensure that it isn’t pasteurized, heated, or processed in any way. 

Is raw honey healthy for you? 

Enjoy all of the nutritional benefits that raw honey has to offer! 

Raw honey will always contain maximum health benefits compared to regular processed honey. Since raw wildflower honey hasn’t been heated or filtered the natural pollen, bee propolis, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals remain intact. Furthermore, wildflower honey is free from pesticides and insecticides due to the remote location of the hive.

With all of the original elements untouched, some of the top benefits of raw honey include: 

  • Allergy relief
  • Cough suppression
  • Immunity boosting support
  • Healthy, glowing skin
  • Better digestion
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Treats burns and can help heal scars

How to use wildflower honey

With countless benefits and rich flavors, incorporating wildflower honey into your daily routine is simple! It’s an easy substitute for regular sugar so it can be used for practically anything your heart and stomach desire. 

Here are a few of our favorite food and beverage recipes to spark some inspiration. Remember, a little goes a long way. 

Using Marshall's Farm Wildflower Honey in a baked recipe
  • Drizzled over organic yogurt and fresh fruit. 
  • Add a spoonful to coffee, tea, or smoothie. 
  • Make a fruit compote or jam. 
  • Spread crystallized wildflower honey over toast. 
  • Drizzled over cheese and crackers or charcuterie board. 
  • Use as a substitute for any recipe with regular sugar (TIP: Honey is much sweeter than sugar. You’ll only need ½ to ⅔ cup per 1 cup of sugar)
  • Create a homemade vinaigrette or dressing. 
  • In a medicinal tonic or tincture. 
  • Use in a chicken or beef marinade. 
  • Add to cocktails or non-alcoholic mocktails. 

You can also try our local bee pollen for allergy support! Just a spoonful in a smoothie, tea, or yogurt bowl can help you get acclimated to your local environment. Just make sure to choose a variety that’s located closest to where you live.  

Is Raw honey safe for children? 

Please be aware that raw honey is not safe for children under 12 months of age. Since raw honey has not been filtered or processed, it can contain bacteria that could be harmful to children and the immunocompromised. It’s always a good rule of thumb to speak with your pediatrician or physician before making any dietary changes. 

Whether you’re looking for medicinal support or a healthy sugar alternative, raw wildflower honey can help. Its bold flavors, unique textures, and color make it a fantastic choice for snacking, baking, or daily meals. Simply choose a variety of honey that best suits your medicinal needs or tastebuds. 

At Marshall’s Farm, our local honey is a favorite gift idea for birthdays, weddings, holidays, and more. And be sure to contact us for limited other products, like honeycomb, beeswax, bee pollen, and beeswax candles.  


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