In Northern California, the sun-drenched valley is surrounded by forests and mountains, and the largely temperate climate means there's always something in bloom. We set our hives in remote places at different elevations, so our bees can gather nectar and pollen from valley and mountain flowers alike — from purple vetch and yellow star thistle to white sweet clover, alfalfa and manzanita. Nature is fickle, favoring different flowers year to year, and that means this honey not only captures the essence of Northern California, but of a moment in time. Mellow and golden, this honey has a flavor that's complex but smooth. Fruit and floral overtones mingle with notes of fresh grass and sun-dried hay, layered over a sweetness that's rich but not overpowering.