Image of a jar of Frantoio Grove's hand harvested Black Button Sage Honey on a White Background. Jar is wrapped in white paper with art depicting a bee and a pattern of alternating teal and white honeycomb.
An Image of Black Button Sage In Bloom In The Wild

Frantoio Grove California Black Button Sage Honey

Regular price$16.00

Pickup Hours

Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment Only

Pickup Location

11811 Monterey Hwy, San Martin, CA 95046

Black button sage is a wild sage that grows in the rocky chaparral hills of the California Coastal ranges and gets its nickname from the pillowy "buttons" of purple flowerets that grow on its stalks.

After a mild winter, and as much spring rain as they can get, these little buttons of sage flowers blossom and feed the waiting honeybees. The bloom only comes every 2 to 3 years and this delightful, delicately flavored honey is a truly splendid treat!

Black Button Sage honey’s exemplary characteristics include a golden-white color, non-crystalizing quality, and delightfully light floral flavor with a hint of pear, making it a highly sought-after treat by beekeepers and honey lovers alike.

13.5 Oz (383 g)

About Our Honey

Bees produce honey from the nectar of blooming plants, and the nectar produced by one flower will be different than that of another flower. Our mission is to seek out distinctive California flora which produce honeys that have the qualities in aroma, taste, texture, and color reflective of their particular species of flower.

As many of you know, it has become increasingly difficult for hard-working honeybees to gather the nectar necessary to produce honey due to dwindling floral sources caused by the ongoing drought in California, the continued impact of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and the increasingly harmful effects of habitat loss. We work closely with our beekeeper friends to bring you the highest quality and best tasting, sustainably sourced honey currently available.

All of our honeys are gathered directly from the hive and bottled unpasteurized. This allows the honey to maintain a multitude of health benefits which are often lost in traditional, commercial honey production processes.

Please note: Crystallization is natural for raw, unprocessed honey like ours. Don't worry, though, honey is good forever because of its antibiotic properties which keep it from spoiling! Crystallized honey can be enjoyed in its own right but, if you prefer a more liquid honey, you can soften your crystalized honey by placing the opened jar in hot water bath (make sure not to put the honey over direct heat or you risk changing the flavor and losing some of those great health benefits!) and stirring the honey inside until it liquefies.