A favorite of Crafted Honey's beekeeper, Jimmy Brooks, Uncapped - at its simplest - is a blend of our honey varietals. This raw honey will vary considerably in flavor profile and color, but it will always deliver a truly unique tasting experience. Every batch will be different!
HOW WE MAKE IT(bear with us, it's worth the read): When we process honey, we select hives based on their location and extract in small batches in order to produce our various varietals (e.g., Blackberry, Sourwood, Strawberry-Henbit). We often extract more than one type of honey during a 2-3 day processing event. When raw honey is extracted from the honeycomb, the beeswax caps that form an airtight seal on the honeycomb must be removed or "uncapped" in order for honey to be bottled. Thus, we run honeycomb-filled frames through an uncapping machine, during which time small amounts of honey (in addition to pollen and beeswax) fall into a stainless steel collection tank. We then drain the honey, minimally filter it to remove wax particles and bottle the remaining goodness. Uncapped will always:
contain honey from multiple varietals
fluctuate widely in profile depending on what we're processing at a given time
be very limited in quantity
be exceptionally unique
Harvested: Early spring to autumn Origin: North Carolina (Cherryville, Statesville, Golden Valley, Fallston and Waco) Primary Nectar Sources: May include any combination of Blackberry, Sourwood, Strawberry-Henbit, Tulip Poplar, Wildflower Flavor Profile: Varies, but because of the diversity of sources, is very smooth and versatile Color: Light Golden to Dark Amber (your guess is as good as ours) Pair with: Perhaps our most versatile type, pair this honey with everything and use it in place of sugar. Makes a fantastic honey glazed salmon or trout.
OUR HIVES ARE: Located on North Carolina farms and forested areas that are not treated with pesticides and provide an abundance of biodiverse, natural resources. We don't chemically treat our hives due to our sustainable beekeeping practices and the hardiness of the Russian honeybee.