Red Bee | Star Thistle Honey
HONEY VARIETAL: Star Thistle
COLOR: light golden amber
AROMA: mildly fruity
FLAVOR: pleasant fruity notes of pineapples, crispy apples with a lightly spicy finish
FOOD PAIRINGS: herbal teas, Pecorino Romano cheese, bitter green salads; cheese: Bellweather Farms San Andreas
NOTES: Minnesota, Also known as Knapweed
Carla Marina Marchese is the designer and beekeeper behind the iconic brand Red Bee Honey, and the author of Honeybee: Lessons from An Accidental Beekeeper and the co-author with Kim Flottum (editor of Bee Culture Magazine) of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She is a Member of the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey and founder of The American Honey Tasting Society. Marina wrote the chapter on honey in the international best selling book Beekeeping for Dummies for her mentor and friend Howland Blackiston and has appeared in a variety of television series like ABC-TV’s The Chew, The Untitled Action Bronson Show on Viceland TV, On the Road with Edible Nutmeg, The Splendid Table. James Beard award winning author Rowan Jacobsen wrote about Marina obsession with varietal honey in his book, American Terroir.