When choosing a honey for your next Bee’s Knees, Penicillin or Pearl Diver cocktail, why settle for something typically overprocessed and lacking character? Instead, consider Denver-based startup Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey. Each jar of single-origin honey is sourced from the finest beekeepers around the world, with a QR-coded label that allows customers to scan and trace the honey to the single beekeeper who produced it. The “hive to home” honey brand has partnered with TagOne, a provider of blockchain technology, to provide customers the ability to ensure the source of the jar is producing 100% pure, unfiltered, unpasteurized, non-blended honey.
“Many people enjoy high quality honey, not only as an alternative sweetener, but for its natural antibacterial qualities and disease-fighting antioxidants. What consumers don’t know is that many mass-produced supermarket honeys are cooked and, thereby, lose their nutritional value,” says Bee K’onscious owner Matt Kollmorgen. “Every jar of Bee K’onscious is raw, unadulterated and uncooked and retains all the good stuff your body needs to fight disease.”
Bee K’onscious currently offers four varietals: Brazilian Cipo Uva, Brazilian Marmeleiro Prateado, Montana Clover and a much sought-after California Sage. The selection of unique honeys will continue to expand as the Bee K’onscious team continues to search the globe for beekeepers that have integrated best practices. Bee K’onscious only partners with beekeepers that maintain ethical and sustainable beekeeping practices. The company is also committed to packaging their honey in glass jars and shipping to customers using only recyclable, corrugated packaging.
GSN was sent a jar of the sage honey for review.
GSN’s Thoughts: A lot of warm and smooth flavor. Not too sweet, but rather just right in terms of intensity. It has a nice light, golden color and pours easily from the jar. At the tail end of the tasting, there is a hint of the sage flavor which makes for a slight herbal tinge. We appreciated being able to scan the QR-code and find a map of where the honey comes from. It makes everything seem more personable. A very nice honey, and recommended! GSN Rating: A+
To order jars for your bar, go to: BKS Honey