Much more than just a sweetener, honey is a delicious natural food—the product of a particular place and time.
Honey is found world-wide; from Finland to Auckland and China to Patagonia. For the traveler, the search for honey often leads to discoveries of meaningful and enjoyable aspects of the country and its people. This includes side-trips to road-side stands, farm shops, local markets, restaurants, fairs, festivals, honey competitions, honey tastings, parks, hiking, farm stays, tours, on-farm classes, museums, and more.
All the while enjoying unique, delicious honeys, and learning about other bee products, the flora, natural history, climate, and geology, as well as the traditions and the wonderful local people that produce it.
(Left – a road-side honey bee shop near Puerto Varas in southern Chile, called, “La Picá de la Abeja” – The ‘bite’ of the bee – featuring a mural of their hives across Llanquihue Lake from Osorno Volcano)
Heather Honey: Produced for centuries in Germany and in the British moorlands, this is considered the “King of Honeys” in their localities.
Sourwood Honey: Becoming world famous for its quality and produced only in the Appalachian highlands of SE USA.
Pitcairn Island Honey: Honey from the most remote, populated tropical island in the world and home to the descendants of the original mutineers of the Bounty.