Star Thistle Honey

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Star Thistle Honey, Gourmet’s Best

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Star Thistle Honey is American’s Favorite Honey! Savoring a teaspoon of yellow Star Thistle Honey is like sinking your teeth into freshly harvested honey comb. buy Gourmet Honey Now Honey connoisseurs across the nation declare Star Thistle Honey as their Number One Favorite. Many suggest relishing the full bouquet of yellow Star Thistle Honey independent of any other ingredient. The lush taste of Star Thistle Honey made one enthusiast say “For the sake of star thistle honey it should not mixed, combined or eaten with anything other than sultry background music.” Fresh fragrant flavor busting in your mouth is one of the reasons that Star Thistle Honey is the favorite of the honey gourmand.

If you must add something to Star Thistle Honey, try the following recipe. One cup of very hot water seasoned by one Tablespoon of Star Thistle Honey. Stir. Sip. Dream of youthful days in the tropics as your enjoy the mild very sweet fragrance and taste of yellow Star Thistle Honey.

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. California is the major producer of Star Thistle Honey. Some 500,000 pounds of Star Thistle Honey is produced throughout the US each year.

The star thistle honey making plant is aggressive and can propagate itself quickly by sinking down large taproots. It quickly shuts out other plant growth, making it a very good locale for large dense stands that are appealing to bees. Luckily, this plant produces ambrosia that is sought by honey epicurists in Star Thistle Honey. Treat yourself to a yellow Star Thistle Honey break today.

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