How to Produce Honey With Flowers


Producing honey at home doesn't necessarily mean you have to become an amateur beekeeper. Especially if you already maintain a floral garden of clovers and other edible flower types. Producing honey with flowers allows you to bypass the need for bees and it allows you the ability to experience the sweet botanical flavors of your garden.

Step 1

Pour about a gallon of water in the bottom chamber of the pasta boiler.

Step 2

Add two cups of sugar to the water and stir it with a spoon to disperse it thoroughly.

Step 3

Place the mesh rack into the pot, allowing it to sit halfway submerged by the sugar water.

Step 4

Dump the clover blossoms, rose hips and dandelion flowers into the half-submerged mesh basket.

Step 5

Set the stove to a medium heat and cover the pot. Allow it to cook, undisturbed, for about 40 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the insert containing the pulped remains of the flowers and discard of them. Pour the hot, amber colored liquid into a canning jar and let it cool for an hour before sealing the lid tightly.

Things You'll Need

  • Clover blossoms (white, 3 cups)
  • Rose hips (1 cup)
  • Dandelion blossoms (1 cup)
  • Sugar (2 cups)
  • Pasta Boiler (with mesh insert)


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Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.