This spring’s honey harvest yielded nectar from the rare chinquapin, or American chestnut tree. The Algonquian Indians used the medicinal properties of its nut, bark and leaves for wound care, Whooping Cough, headache and fever relief. Similar to buckwheat or manuka honey, chinquapin honey possesses high anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial qualities.
Our Chinquapin Buzz honey is amber with reddish tones. It has a unique flavor – not overly sweet and with a slightly nutty/piquant aftertaste. Truly a standout in the world of honey!
Chinquapin Buzz pairs perfectly with aged cheeses like Ricotta and Stracchino, and will tame even the sharpest Vermont cheddars. If luck intersects with your pre ’64, Model 70, it’s killer in venison stews.
Very few chinquapin trees still exist following the Great Chestnut Blight of 1904. We are delighted to sell this rare treat produced by our lady aviators. Friends and honey connoisseurs don’t pass this one up. It’s unobtaninium!
Each dangerously delicious bottle comes heavily armed with 16oz of pure, raw, natural and organically harvested honey!