Raw Bamboo Honey
We have liquid raw bamboo from the 2013 crop and the only crystallized raw bamboo we have is from 2012 crop.
2013 crop is much darker and more of a true bamboo; whereas, 2012 is a bit more mellow and not as dark.
Bamboo honey comes from the Japanese Knotweed plant which is found in 39 of the 50 states. This plant is considered a very invasive weed. In the U.S.A. it is listed as an invasive weed in Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, New York and Washington states. Other English names for Japanese knotweed include fleeceflower, Hancock's curse, elephant ears, pea shooters, donkey rhubarb (although it is not a rhubarb), sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, American bamboo, and Mexican bamboo.
Japanese knotweed flowers are valued by some beekeepers as an important source of nectar for honeybees, at a time of year when little else is flowering. Japanese knotweed yields a monofloral honey, usually called bamboo honey by northeastern U.S. beekeepers, like a mild-flavored version of buckwheat honey. This honey is a very dark honey and also has a pleasant sweet taste to it.
All of our honey is 100% pure U.S. honey - there is no blending or alteration done to any of our honey!
Please see our page that discusses our raw honey.