With major nectar flows just around the corner, Pualani Bee Farm is clearing out shelves of all honey varietals from 2020 to make room for Hawaii Island's forthcoming abundant spring harvest. This unique Christmas Berry Honey varietal, locally known as "wilelaiki" honey, was harvested in the Fall of 2020 and sourced from a single bee yard on the Hamakua coast of northeastern Big Island. Hawaiian Christmas Berry Honey has the most stable and consistent flavor of the islands' honeys, characterized by a subtle sweetness and ambrosial undertone of black licorice that lingers on the palette.
Derived from the bright yellow nectar of the non-native Christmas Berry blossoms (Schinus terebinthifolia), this varietal has a definitively orange color. As a slower-crystallizing honey this varietal transforms over time to a smooth, delicate, and creamy texture, ideal for culinary use in salad dressings, for sweetening coffee, making mead (honey wine), and pairing with cheese or winter vegetables.
Unlike most Hawaiian Christmas Berry honey harvests, this particular yield also has an unexpected buttery quality, made possible by the concurrent nectar flow at this particular bee yard of native Hawaiian sumac, called neleau (Rhus sandwicensis), augmenting the subtle spiciness of this classic Big Island varietal.
Christmas Berry Honey / Fall 2020 - Single-Estate Varietal
All 100% raw Hawaiian honey can naturally solidify or crystalize. To reliquify, place jar in warm water.
WARNING: Bee products should not be given to children under 12 months of age or to persons with allergies to bee stings.