Oh Honey Honey

Varieties | Uses | Recipes 

Sunshine Honey



Artisans Mercantile, Snohomish

GroWashington, Everett

Cats Paw Bees

Camano Island


Fiddleheads Market, Stanwood

Tyee Grocery, Camano

Frontier Flyers

Lake Stevens


Hilton Pharmacy, Marysville

Timberline Bees

Granite Falls


Maltby Produce Market, Maltby

Local Honey Varieties

Did you know there are over 300 varieties of honey? You read right, 300. Now I’m guessing you have a question. How? The answer to that is pretty simple. The type of honey produced depends on the type of plant a bee visits. So, when a group of bees are exposed to a single plant type, tada, they produce a honey variety infused with flavor, smells, and colors derived from that plant. Luckily for us, a few of the many varieties available can be found right here in Snohomish County.

Clover Honey:

When browsing the shelves of your local grocer, you are most likely to stumble upon Clover honey, which comes from, you guessed it Clover plants. You may find that its color varies depending on white type of Clover blossoms Its flavor is sweet, flowery, and mild. Its wide availability and sweetness make it the perfect substitute for sugar when baking desserts and breakfast treats like pancakes.

Wildflower Honey:

My favorite variety of honey comes from beautiful wildflowers which brighten the great outdoors during the summer months. All those flowers obviously give it a floral flavor, a bit less sweet than Clover, but sweet nonetheless and moderate. Because of this, it is my go to when it comes to cooking meals, everything from chicken to potatoes. I drizzle this stuff on just about everything, and I mean everything.

Blackberry Honey:

If floral and sweet isn’t your thing, then perhaps Blackberry is the honey for you. It is a fruity variety that, while still sweet, tastes more like a bit of jam then a honey. I like to use it on toast and to replace the jam on in a PB&J sandwich. It is also good for tea if you like it more on the strong side, and not sweet. My experience with this variety is rather new, so I’m looking forward to experimenting with it a bit.

Uses for Honey

Bath & Beauty
Skin Moisturizing (Lotions)
Lip Moisturizing (Balms & Scrubs)
Cleansers & Facials
Shampoo & Conditioning
Reduce & Remove Scars
Relaxing Baths
Hair Removal
Make-Up Removal
Strengthen Nails
Remove Dark Eye Circles

Cooking & Baking
Preservative for Jams
Dressings & Sauces

Soothe Sore Throat (Tea)
Cough Syrup
Reduce Allergies
Energy Boost (Water)
Relieving Acid Reflux
Treating Scrapes & Burns
Cure a Hangover
Sugar Substitute
Metabolism Boost
Healing Diaper Rash
Cure Bad Breath

Great Outoodrs
Repel Pesky Bugs
Treat Bug Bites

Honey & Cinnamon Facial

2 Tsps Honey
1 Tsp Yogurt
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
2. To use, spread on face and leave on for 15-20 minutes to moisturize your skin and help fight acne. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.

Vanilla & Honey Lip Scrub

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Honey
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
2. To use, apply to lips with fingertips. Rub against lips to remove dry and dead skin. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.
3. You will have enough for more than one use, so store in an airtight container or baggie.

SnoCo Gal’s Famous Banana Honey Snickerdoodle Cookies

Get the recipe HERE

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