Orange Blossom Honey
In the second of week of March, the air in DeSoto County, Florida fills with the sweet, unmistakable aroma of orange blossoms. A linchpin in the citrus industry, the county is carpeted with orange groves, giving Negley bees plenty of blossoms to feast on. For Negley and Son, that means the hardest work of the year.
About that time of year, Mark Negley says, "The bees made it through the winter, they look good, and we're just trying to keep up."
But while the days are long, they're extremely satisfying because DeSoto County is home to the Negley family. It has been ever since Mark's dad met his future wife there and moved down from Pennsylvania. If you're going to work the hardest you ever have, it might as well be at home.
"That's where I grew up," Mark says, "and I feel like I belong there."
Tasting & Pairing Notes
|Tastes of Candied Grapefruit Peel, Jasmine and Thyme||Pairs well with fresh and creamy cheese selections|
Raw, unfiltered, unheated honey
Serving size: 1 tablespoon
Servings per container: 22 (16oz jar) & 8 (6.2oz jar)
Total Carbohydrates: 17g
NOTE: Do not feed honey to infants under one year old.