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12 lbs. Star Thistle - Gallon

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12 lbs. Star Thistle - Gallon
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Star Thistle Honey in a 1 gallon container (12 lbs.)

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Star Thistle honey in a 1 gallon (12 lbs.) container. 

This honey is light gold in color and has a very mild and pleasing floral taste. May be the number 1 sought out honey in the U.S. (yes even more than clover). Takes a while to crystallize and makes a fantastic creamed honey. Comes from the Star Thistle plant which is actually a noxious weed. You've seen star thistle plants - comes in purple, yellow, and red varieties and bees absolutely love it!

Star Thistle Honey originated in the Mediterranean from the yellow star thistle plant and migrated to the US in the mid nineteenth century. Considered a noxious weed by many, this star thistle clustered amongst thorns produces yellow star thistle honey, which is relished by honey enthusiasts. Beekeepers in California, Idaho, Michigan, Arizona, Oregon and Washington seek out fields of this knapweed because of the large amounts of star thistle honey that can be produced from this plant. The light amber nectar of the plant is highly desirable by bees and honey producers.

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Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Star Thistle for Brewing
I ordered this honey as it was mentioned in The Compleat Meadmaker. Although Schramm did not say much about it, he mentioned it had interesting potential as a honey for mead. I have to say, having tasted it before brewing, I'm really looking forward to the finished product. I'm dividing the honey into 4, 1 gallon batches with 3lbs of honey each. The first, a hibiscus metheglin, just went into secondary. I am planning another metheglin and two melomels. I will update this review down the road when I have a finished product.
Reviewed by:  from MD. on 7/24/2019
5 Stars
I am very curious how the Mead I make with this product turns out. The honey is quite pale, with a high level of sweetness and a very delicate flavor. We'll be starting the experimental batch quite soon!
Reviewed by:  from Brandon, FL. on 2/3/2017
5 Stars
owner of tea and coffee house
My customers love this honey - great taste almost like very faint licorice. Adds great taste to our smoothies. Will buy more! Thanks ebee!
Reviewed by:  from Deep South. on 11/11/2014
5 Stars
owner of cross training gym
this honey looks like it would not have much of a taste since it is so light. I was pleasantly surprised how good it tastes and I make granola with it. Almost too good to use it for granola.
Reviewed by:  from Anaheim. on 11/10/2014
1 Stars
Consumer & LOVER of honey
I purchased the 1 gallon jug of STAR THISTLE HONEY and must admit that it's not my favorite tasting honey and one I will probably not purchase again based upon the flavor-taste of this honey. I typically indulge in Tupelo and clover honeys and have LOVED those gentle flavors. BUT with the star thistle, I as well as my wife and son, all honey lovers, find the taste to have somewhat of an "ODD" bite or taste that we do not prefer. Will I use my star thistle honey? OF COURSE!! But I'm going to use it in cooking recipes as opposed to sweeten tea and coffee. Will i buy star thistle moving forward? I don't think so. Instead I will purchase the clover and tupelo honeys as a mainstream. Sincerely, August
Reviewed by:  from Knoxville, TN. on 11/9/2014

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