Idaho honey is made from high mountain clover. These varieties can include, but are not limited to, White Dutch Clover, White Sweet Clover, Yellow Sweet Clover, and Alfalfa. These blooms produce a mild tasting, light colored, heavy bodied honey. It is a great honey for sweetening, baking, and cooking.
However, let’s back up a bit. Maybe a little background can help in understanding the different varieties of plants and their honey.
There are many floral sources that bees can draw from. They can pull from flowers, bushes, and trees. Almost everything with a bloom will produce a liquid we know as nectar. Nectar is honey in its earliest stage. This nectar has a high moisture content and very fluid. As the bees bring the nectar back to the hive, they will dehydrate it and that is what constitutes honey. Nectar takes on the characteristics of the bloom that it is a part of. For instance, nectar from an orange tree will produce orange honey. Dandelion honey tastes like, well, dandelions.
Clover honey is the most abundant honey produced. There are many different varieties of clover found throughout the United States. Each variety is similar in taste and color, but there are some distinct differences that can in fact make a difference in packaging and in the honey that you find on the shelf.
The clover honey produced in Idaho is often referred to as high mountain clover. It is perfect in color, water white. It is mild tasting and has virtually no aftertaste that many honeys do. Moisture content also plays a role. Idaho honey is heavier bodied, due to its low moisture content. It is a characteristic that many find important.
Cox’s Honey understands and strives to provide the best Idaho Honey on the market. The company has packed honey for over 90 years. Thus, Cox’s Honey is very careful in their packaging process. We maintain the pure characteristics of honey, such as color, moisture content, and taste.
Our honey is grown in or near Southeastern Idaho. Our honey comes to you as pure as nature made it, retaining all the delicate vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that make pure honey one of the greatest foods known to man.