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Ames Farms Basswood Honey - 9 oz

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Ames Farm produces some of the finest single-varietal honeys in the U.S.  In any given year, they harvest upwards of 15 different varietal honeys by meticulously monitoring the predominant blooms of the season, and capturing the resulting honey by coordinating the harvest from their 18 different hive sites throughout Northern Minnesota.

The Basswood (American Linden) is a wonderfully light honey with an incredibly floral aroma, and a clean sweetness with a lightly minty finish.  We love a bit stirred into our tilleul tea (the pairing makes sense as 'tilleul' is the French for the European Linden tree). For more information about buying honey, please check out our honey buyer's guide.

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Region Minnesota
Country of Origin United States
Producer Ames Farms
Honey Source Basswood / Linden
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Ames Farms

Ames Farm is a virtual farm with five orchards and 300 hives in 18 bee locations spread out over a large area of central and southern Minnesota. They produce several varieties of raw, single source honey (honey produced from the nectar of primarily one type of plant).

Brian Fredrickson takes a very particular approach to honey production that is rare in the U.S. (though more prevalent in Europe) in that he tracks the blooming plants carefully and removes frames from his hives as each blooming is complete. This allows him to clearly identify the nectar source for each honey down to the specific hive it was harvested from. Each season, he can produce up to fifteen varietal honeys.

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