Carrot and Coriander Honey
Bordered by mountains, Willamette Valley’s numerous waterways are vital to its scenic beauty and agricultural richness. The cool, moist climate is perfect for commercial production of many crops, including tree fruits and nuts, wine grapes, berries, vegetables, herbs, hops, legumes, and other field crops. Our beekeeping partner’s bees pollinate carrot, coriander and other crops in the Oregon High Desert. Fields pollinated by honey bees produce bigger, better yields. In addition to earning pollination fees, the beekeeper produces some unique and flavorful honeys as a result of their pollination contracts.
Coriander has been grown for seed production in central Oregon only since 1984. The foliage is the known as the fresh herb cilantro, while the seed is known as the spice coriander. Honey bees love coriander blossoms! Coconut and anise are the flavors that stand out in coriander honey.