Ever wondered why the honey from the Chicago Honey Co-Op is so freaking delicious? Their bees draw nectar from whatever plants are near the apiary, primarily from a combination of white sweet clover (originally planted on the prairies as forage for cattle) and the thousands of blooming linden trees that cover Chicago. And if you’re detecting a slight note of mint in your bee-born sweetener? Blame the street medians — lately they’ve been planted with Nepeta racemosa, which adds that cooling flavor.
Why is our Honey So Damned Good? [Chicago Honey Co-op]