Frank’s Honey Pick of the Month – Rabbit Brush

Rabbit Brush has a long history in the mid-west and with the Hopi natives; the first people of the canyon lands. They used rabbit brush for basket weaving, chewing gum, tea, cough syrup and yellow dye. The nectar and honey was used for overall health and wellness.

Some say that rabbit brush honey can improve one’s concentration and focus on details and are better able to see the whole picture. Think about it… a honey that works on health and mental focus.

The Hopi Indians rabbit brush clan (along with the many other clans) knew how to live in the unforgiving lands that we call the canyon lands. Rabbit Brush was a vital part of their lives from the honey to the fiber.

Let’s not forget that there were some 3,500 different species of bees in North America long before the introduction of the European honey. The native peoples did enjoy the sweet nectar of the plants as produced by the many bees that we call honey. It was a gift from the Great Spirit not a commodity.

Oh Rabbit Brush with your yellow flowers full of nectar and pollen; such a unique dark honey with a flavor that is a true gift of nature. As some say, a honey that is good for your health physical and mental. The Hopi clan of Rabbit Brush knew its secrets and now you do too.

The rabbit brush is a cousin to the sage brush, it has almost a thick buttery flavor in my opinion. I would like to invite you to come to The Honey Cottage and try it for yourself and… think about it.

From our bee hive to yours,

Frank

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