Purple honey: the genuine thing from North Carolina
Have you ever heard of purple honey? It’s a rarity that’s sure to pique anyone’s curiosity. The question that comes to mind is, what makes it purple, and how does it taste?
Believe it or not, purple honey does exist, and it’s as intriguing as it sounds. Recently, a beekeeper from Durham, North Carolina, named Michael Morrissey, sent a jar of the precious liquid to a writer at a beekeeping website. This purple honey was extracted from a few frames of honeycomb by a local honey house in Mebane, North Carolina, and the results were amazing.
The source of this purple honey has remained a mystery for quite some time, with everyone having different opinions on the matter. However, many people have seen small amounts of it on rare occasions. Beekeepers like Michael Morrissey are just as curious about it as honey lovers.
According to Morrissey, “We extracted about 2 liters of deep purple honey from one hive last week, here in a rural part of Durham, NC. It has the color of blackberry syrup (not blue Kool-Aid) and has a nice, slightly sour, berry flavor to it.”
One interesting thing about purple honey is that its color varies depending on the light source. It looks like deep red wine when held up to the sun, but when placed in front of a high-intensity LED, it looks eerily purple. The color and taste of this honey can also vary depending on the other nectars mixed with it, as well as the soil and climate of the region where the plants grow.
As for the taste, the writer describes it as “tasting purple, in a grape sort of way.” It’s sweet, with a carefree flavor that’s quite pleasant. Her husband also thought it tasted like grapes or berries.
In conclusion, purple honey is a mysterious and intriguing rarity that’s sure to fascinate anyone who’s curious about it. If anyone knows the source of the nectar that produces this unique honey, it’s sure to spark a conversation among beekeepers and honey lovers alike.