This dark amber honey is a rare treat made by some industrious bees in Brittany, France. Unlike many mono-floral honeys, it has a strong resinous aroma and a robust flavor. The richer flavor is due to the special nature of this honey. The nectar doesn't come from flowers at all but from the resin of balsam fir trees, "sapin," in French. As with most dark honeys, it is rich in minerals and antioxidants.
Pascal PRIGENT is an apiculturiest from the North coast of Brittany in the region of Finistère. He typically sells his honeys in the regions weekly markets, and we are proud to be the first to offer his honeys here in the USA. The cooler climate in this part of France has apiculturists like Pascal using the blossoms of the prevalent plant life of the region. He is especially known for his buckwheat blossom (bruyère) and fir blossom (sapin) honeys. His fir honey is a dark amber and it is viscous but pourable. Robust in flavor but not overly sweet it has notes of carame and hints of molasses, but it possesses none of the finishing bitterness of chestnut or wild oak honey. It is perfect for some toast, a strong cup of black tea, or even French toast.