100% Raw Mexican Honey
Nestled in a valley between two volcanoes where the flowers bloom 365 days a year, lies the village of Atlixco, Mexico. There you will find the small Blue Ribbon Honey Farm run by the Vaquero family in the traditions passed on from a French bee keeper nearly 50 years ago.
Blue Ribbon Mexican honey is made in the purest of traditions relying on the perfect surroundings of bloomingflowers, arid mountain highlands, rich fertile valleys and hot sunshine to produce spectacular single and multi-varietal honeys, each with its own flavor and consistency. Like a fine wine, no two harvests will ever be the same.
Blue Ribbon Mexican honeys are to be cherished and savored for their unique and complex flavors.
Vera Cruz Orange
This is a single flower varietal. This honey has a brightness that is truly unique. It is deep and layered with citrus tones and does not have the acidity normally associated with citrus fruit. Vera Cruz Orange has a glow and warmth that expands and envelops the taste buds.
After the Autumn Flower harvest, the honey is left to settle for two days. The top ten percent (what is referred to as “mantequilla” or butter in English) is then skimmed off the top. The Golden Reserve is rich in pollen and propolis and has a light, airy, buttery texture with a unique elegant floral bouquet.
This is a multi-varietal honey, meaning that the bees are pollinating more than one type of flower. The honey has a complex floral taste because of this. It has a thick rich texture which is derived from the low altitud and the dry season (October and November) in which it is harvested.
This is a single-varietal (meaning the bees pollinate only one type of flower.) The bees are kept in the low part of the valley for two weeks in March in which only the Mesquite tree is in bloom. The result is a singular straight forward sugar taste, akin to sugar cane. There are undertones of cool earthy-ness and bark. The season being dry is the cause of the thick texture.
This is a multi-varietal, high altitude honey. On a mountain behind a volcano the bees pollinate wild herbs and shrubs during the rainy season (April and December.) This micro-climate produces an herbaciousness that is mellow and well rounded. With undertones of thyme, sage and lavender.