The Honey Flight: What to consider when selecting the perfect honey flight

A honey flight is a variety of honey samples grouped together.  The term “flight” is perfect considering the honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip, can fly as fast as 15 miles per hour, and the familiar buzzing sound is actually their wings beating together – at 11,400 times per minute!

Here we will look at several factors to consider when selecting a honey flight:

  1. The kind of honey - what kinds of flowers did the bees use to make the honey
  2. Infusions to explore – healthy options to infuse into honey
  3. CBD Honey

Different kinds of honey

If you are selecting a flight because you want to experience the different flavor profiles of the flora the bees visit on a collection trip, you are in luck! There are literally thousands of different kinds of honey from all over the world, with Florida (aka The Sunshine State) home to over 300 different types of honey

  • It might be kind of fun to build your own flight of “honey from around the world” and go on a sweet tasting journey. 
  • “Honey throughout the year” would focus on honey collected during the four seasons and how it changes as the year progresses.  
  • “Honey by the shade” - Honey comes in a variety of beautiful amber shades.  The seven shades of ambers represented by the Pfund color chart range from water white to dark amber.
  • The “flavored honey flight” might focus on different flavor profiles – sweet, floral, molasses, earthy, etc.  

Quick Tip: The Honey Connoisseur by C. Marina Marchese & Kim Flottum is ahoney pairing and tasting fabulous resource to use.  Loaded with information about selecting, tasting, and pairing honey this is a must have guide to more than 30 varietals. The Honey Connoisseur Aroma and Tasting Wheel is especially helpful!

Infusions to Explore

Infusing different botanical extracts, flavors, herbs and spices into honey can expand upon the dimensions of flavor. However, infusing requires a delicate balance and some experience – especially if the products you want to infuse contain water (example: jalapeños).  Popular infusions include: lemon or orange zest, ginger, cinnamon, basil, lime, lavender, rosemary, rose petals, chili peppers, garlic, nuts and fruits just to name a few.

Terpenes are the newest infusion craze and are becoming more and more popular, thanks to their high concentration in cannabis plants. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants that promote health and wellbeing.  For example, the smell of lavender has long been associated with calming and relaxation. That scent is helped formed by the terpene linalool. Lavender isn’t the only plant that produces linalool, as it’s also found in birch bark and peanut stems.

Science has identified over 20,000 terpenes and continue to do research to learn more about the different properties each terpene has, where they are found and the synergistic effect they may have when combined. Florida Honey Pot Farms has taken infusion to the next step, and combined the modern scientific benefits of botanical terpenes and developed a proprietary method for infusing into their artisanal honey.  After careful research, certain terpenes were selected for their benefits and flavor profiles and then infused into 100% USA Raw Honey.  Here are some examples of the terpenes used and the great tasting honey you can buy:

Bee Chill – helps maintain physical and mental well-being through normal emotional balance support and a sense of relaxation

terpene infused honey100% USA Raw honey is gently infused using four carefully selected terpenes resulting in a delicious tasting finish.

  • Linalool – found in spices and plants (like birch bark), you’ll recognize it as the scent of lavender
  • Nerolidol – possesses a floral or woody aroma; found in lavender, jasmine, tea tree and lemongrass
  • Geraniol -  occurs naturally in geranium, lemon, rose oil and berries
  • α-Pinene – alpha pinene is found in the oil of coniferous trees and rosemary

Bee Immune – fortify your body’s natural defensive line and support your all-day wellness

Designed for a daily lifestyle, we’ve selected natural plant terpenes associated with immunity and infused them into 100% USA Raw honey.
  • (β-pinene) – beta pinene is one of two isomers of pinene (the other is alphabee immune terpene infused honey pinene); it is the most abundant compounds released by forest trees
  • Myrcene – the most prominent terpene contained in cannabis; also found in bay, wild thyme, hops, and the mango fruit
  • Linalool – found in spices and plants (like birch bark), you’ll recognize it as the scent of lavender
  • b-Caryophyllene – beta caryophyllene is another common terpene in cannabis; also common in black pepper, cinnamon and hops.
  • Bisabolol – a cannabis terpene also found in the chamomile flower
  • Eucalyptol – present in cannabis, sweet basil, rosemary sage, bay leaves, camphor laurel, and tea tree

Bee Energized – promotes increased energy and endurance the 100% natural way

Using only 100% USA honey, our newest formula has been developed after careful consideration of the plant terpenes that specifically promote energy and endurance. 

  • Limonene – typically found in lemons; also found in oranges, grapefruits, limes and other citrus
  • α-Pinene – alpha pinene is found in the oil of coniferous trees and rosemary
  • (β-pinene) – beta pinene is one of two isomers of pinene (the other is alpha pinene); it is the most abundant compounds released by forest trees
  • Terpineol – naturally occurs in more than 150 plants, including cannabis, pine trees, lime blossoms, lilacs and eucalyptus sap
  • b-Caryophyllene – beta caryophyllene is another common terpene in cannabis; also common in black pepper, cinnamon and hops.
  • Gamma-terpinene – found in citrus fruits, coriander, cumin, celery, grapes, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pepper


terpene infused honey

CBD Honey

Not only can honey be infused with terpenes, it can also be infused with CBD! Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, along with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. [14] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabidiol

Infusing hemp-derived CBD into honey can be very tricky as it usually results in rope-like flavor with a bad aftertaste.  There are different kinds of CBD to use and they can be processed in a variety of ways. To learn more about the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum, visit: 

However, when the right CBD is selected and infused correctly, a delicious treat is formed, delivered in a natural method that can easily be used in beverages, dressings, or just eaten plain. Florida Honey Pot Farms has taken their terpene formulas and added the benefits of CBD as well, resulting in a flavorful profile of delicious honey that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine!

A beautiful honey flight from their website consists of three varieties of infused honey:

Honey flights make great gifts – birthdays, house warming, bridal shower, hostess gifts, yourself for fun!  When purchasing a honey flight, it’s nice when a pretty box is included to add to the presentation.  And last, but not least, sometimes there is a savings because you are purchasing multiple bottles.  Happy Flight Shopping 😊

Bee Chill Honey

$24.00