Chilean Ulmo Honey
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This silky, hive to hand honey comes from beehives located in old-growth, temperate rainforests in one of the wildest regions of the world – Patagonia. Known for its pristine native forests, Patagonia is largely untouched by commercial agriculture and the use of pesticides and GMOs. It is one of the last temperate rainforests in the world and has the greatest biodiversity of those that remain. The result is a rich and healthy nectar supply for bees, and best of all, pure honey that transports you to the Patagonian rainforest with its magically floral flavor and aroma.
Made from the nectar of flowering Ulmo trees, this creamy honey is Patagonia's best-kept secret. From one beekeeper, one harvest, to your table, the honey is richly floral with notes of lavender and mint, and is highly prized for its impressive antibacterial properties. From your morning toast to your afternoon cheese and wine, you're about to discover the delights of one of the rarest honeys in the world.
In every bite, lick, or drizzle of Patagonia Bee Products' honeys, you'll experience the lush rainforests of Patagonia as a taste. Like wine, honey imbues flavors and aromas from the flowering trees visited by the bees who make it, imparting luscious floral properties into the honey. Since the hives that yield Ulmo, Tiaca, and Tineo honeys (named for the flowers pollinated by the bees producing them) border the pristine, native, largely untouched rainforests of Chile, a single taste instantly transports you. Because these flowers are endemic to the virgin rainforest, Patagonia is the only place in the world these honeys are found. You'll be hard pressed to find honey more delicious and pure.
When native Arkansan Jacob Perry went to South America for a backpacking trip in 2011, little did he know that he'd taste a honey whose flavor would captivate him so significantly that he wouldn't be able to get it out of his mind for years to come. Not only would he launch Patagonia Bee Products to share geographically unique "hive to hand" honeys with the world, but in the process, Patagonia Bee Products would be the impetus for the revision of Chilean law to better support the livelihoods of small beekeepers and food producers, as well as providing economically sustainable support for rain forests. Each jar comes from a single beekeeper, preserving the uniqueness of a place and a harvest season. Every beekeeper takes their honey, when ready, to a small plant registered with the Chilean government, where it is simply placed in a jar. It is not pasteurized, ultra-filtered, or homogenized, and nothing is added to it. When you insist on the highest standards in taste, beekeeping, and personal relationships, incredible results are possible.
Learn more about Patagonia Bee Products in our Meet the Maker interview on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.