Unique Fire Mountain Farm Hawaiian Honey
Our Fire Mountain Farm honey is â€śfarm honeyâ€ť which means it may be made from the pollen of various flowers, depending on the season and the preferences of the bees. Macadamia flower honey is dark amber. Eucalyptus flower honey is a rich golden color. Guava honey is the pale golden in color with a light delicate taste. Ohia lehua honey is almost white in color. Some of our honey is thick and creamy as if it has been whipped. With farm honey you may get a preponderance of one type, or a mixture. Each batch harvested at Fire Mountain Farm is somewhat different in taste but all are delicious. The problem is that we have not trained our bees to visit only one type of flower during a blooming season. It is thus a kind of (honey) pot luck.
Some of our Fire Mountain Farm honey may crystallize in the jar, either because of storage at temperature lower than 90 degrees, or because of the type of flower from which the honey is made. Macadamia flower honey tends to crystallize more readily than other types. Crystallization is not a problem. It does not affect the taste or the shelf life of the honey, but it will change the texture. To â€śuncrystallizeâ€ť honey put it in a clear glass jar with a lid and let it sit on a window ledge in the sun for a day or two. Stir occasionally. For a more rapid result, heat the honey in warm, not boiling water until the crystals are resorbed.