I run 100 colonies of bees in and around the Brunswick/Augusta area of Maine.
The honey I produce is either single source (blueberry, buckwheat) or general “wildflower”. Either way, it is great stuff and it sells out every season, so be sure to get yours in the fall – right after harvest.
Honey is a sweet fluid produced by honey bees (Apis m.), and derived from the nectar of flowers. According to the United States National Honey Board and various international food regulations, “honey stipulates a pure product that does not allow for the addition of any other substance…this includes, but is not limited to, water or other sweeteners”.
Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose and has approximately the same relative sweetness as granulated sugar (97% of the sweetness of sucrose, a disaccharide) Honey has attractive chemical properties for baking, and a distinctive flavor which leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners.