Warm Colors honeybees harvest nectar from many sources of western Massachusetts plants. These include Summer, Deerfield, and Fall wildflower honey. We also produce varietals (they contain one primary source of nectar) including our Apple blossom, Raspberry blossom, Basswood, and Buckwheat. Flower nectars have different taste and color influencing each variety of honey. There are more than 300 different floral varieties of honey produced in the U.S. annually.

Our wildflower honey represents nectar gathered over an extended blooming period (May and June, or August and September). Wildflower honey contains many flower sources and is blended by the bees over a longer bloom time 4 – 6 weeks.

Varietal honey is produced in short 1 – 2 week bloom periods. They have a dominant nectar source and taste but often include other secondary floral influences. Varietal honey is named after the primary nectar plant. We specialize in honeys produced in the Northeast, and specifically western Massachusetts.

Warm Colors honey is extracted with a minimum of processing. Our honey is kept below 100F during bottling to match ambient temperatures found in the beehive. We use natural “clarification”, not filtering, to clear our honey of unwanted particles and debris. Clarification is simply allowing any particles to slowly rise to the top of the storage tank, leaving the bottom honey clear. By bottling from the bottom we fill containers with a clean, unprocessed honey. We make every effort not to degrade the taste or beneficial qualities of the honey.

WCA honey can be purchased at our South Deerfield shop and at local stores, farm stands and food cooperatives (See Local Businesses selling Warm Colors Honey). Some honey is seasonal as it is produced in limited quantities. Varietals are not produced every season, due to weather conditions and lack of plants in bloom.

Summer Wild Flower – Light in color.

One of our best New England honeys. Harvested early July.
Jar Type Size Price Ea.
Glass 8 oz. $5.25
Glass 16 oz. $8.50
Glass 32 oz. $16.00

Glass 5 lb. $34.00
Plastic 12 lb. $70.00

Apple Blossom – Light amber with a fruit flavor.

Perfect for teas or toast. Harvested in late May.
Jar Size & Price
Glass 8 oz. $5.50
Glass 16 oz. $9.00
Glass 32 oz. $17.00

Glass 5 lb. $36.00
Plastic 12 lb. $75.00

American Basswood – light amber, with a distinct taste.

Harvested late June to early July.
Jar Type Size Price Ea.
Glass 8 oz. $5.50
Glass 16 oz. $9.00
Glass 32 oz. $17.00

Glass 5 lb. $36.00
Plastic 12 lb. $75.00

Raspberry Blossom – is a local favorite.

Dark with excellent flavor.
Jar Type Size Price Ea.
Glass 8 oz. $5.50
Glass 16 oz. $9.00
Glass 32 oz. $17.00

Glass 5 lb. $36.00
Plastic 12 lb. $75.00

Buckwheat – produced in the Pioneer Valley on organic fields.

Buckwheat is used for natural weed control, soil building, and for grain. It is number four on the world’s medicinal honey list. Dark with a strong flavor.
Jar Type Size Price Ea.
Glass 8 oz. $6.00
Glass 16 oz. $9.50
Glass 32 oz. $18.00

Glass 5 lb. $38.00
Plastic 12 lb. $79.00

Deerfield Wildflower – medium Amber.

One of our best tasting honeys. A blend of flower nectars from late June through mid-August. This honey has won many blue ribbons in Massachusetts honey shows.
Jar Type Size Price Ea.
Glass 8 oz. $5.25
Glass 16 oz. $8.50
Glass 32 oz. $16.00

Glass 5 lb. $34.00
Plastic 1 gallon / 12 lb. $70.00

Goldenrod – now available.

Golden amber. Excellent flavor.

Case Quantities are as follows: Check on availability.
8 oz. – 24 qty.
16 oz. – 24 qty.
32 oz. – 12 qty.
5 lb. – 6 qty.
12 lb. – 1 gallon plastic. $70.00