Barkman Honey

Perfect Pairings

Honey. It’s a versatile ingredient that plays well with others, imparting a subtle yet distinct flavor to everything it touches. From marinades to stews, appetizers to desserts, teas to aperitifs, honey allows you to get creative in the kitchen or anywhere else you prepare deliciousness.

Fruits and Nuts


Uses: Perfect for layering in parfaits, pouring over fruity pancakes and salads, adding to smoothies, brushing on fruit before grilling, drizzling on nut butters, taming the bitter or sour flavor of certain fruits and glazing different nuts.

pairings: Citrus, Mangoes, Bananas, Strawberries, Berries, Kiwis, Apples, Pears, Papayas, Peaches, Plums, Cranberries, Melons, Lychees, Pineapples, Grapes, Guavas, Figs, Dried Fruits, Walnuts, Pistachios, Pine Nuts, Almonds, Chestnuts, Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Coconuts

Recommended Varieties: Clover and Light Amber

Herbs and Spices

Uses: Infuse honey with different herbs and spices. Add to sauces with Italian seasonings, Asian cooking, Mexican dishes, stews, marinades, glazes, salad dressing and pizza dough.

pairings: Rosemary, Thyme, Mint, Lavender, Basil, Cilantro, Tarragon, Oregano, Marjoram, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Anise, Nutmeg, Allspice, Paprika, Smoked Paprika, Chiles, Chinese Five Spice, Mace, Vanilla Bean, Mustard Seed

Recommended Varieties: Clover and Light Amber



Uses: Sweeten milk and milk alternatives when making ice cream, pouring over cereals, adding to coffees and teas, or drinking straight. Drizzle over yogurt and ice cream. Include as a complement to mild and pungent cheeses.

pairings: Milk, Yogurt, Soy Milk, Artisan Cheeses

Recommended Variety: Orange Blossom


Uses: Produces a sweet, fresh flavor in BBQ and Buffalo wing sauces, marinades and glazes. Rub on chicken, duck and turkey for an added sheen and crisp skin. Brush on grilled kabobs and skewers for added flavor. Include in dipping sauces for fried chicken.

Pairings: Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Ostrich, Pheasant

Recommended Variety: Wildflower


Uses: Add to marinades, sauces, stews and glazes. Brush on ribs, chops and roasts toward the end of cooking or once removed from the grill or oven.

Pairings: Pork, Ham, Bacon, Lamb, Beef, Sausage, Exotic and Game Meats

Recommended Variety: Wildflower


Uses: Perfect for marinades, stews, in batter and dipping sauces. Add to glazes for a flawless sear. Imparts a hint of sweetness to soups and sauces.

Pairings: Salmon, Tilapia, Trout, Catfish, Tuna, Swordfish, Halibut, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp, Lobster, Scallops, Squid

Recommended Varieties: Wildflower

Baked Goods

Uses: Adds a touch of sweetness to baked goods and desserts. Is the perfect all-natural substitute for sugar.

Pairings: Donuts, Muffins, Brownies, Biscotti, Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Pastries, Tarts, Cobblers, Cornbreads, Quick Breads, Sandwich Breads, Crackers, Pizza Dough, Focaccia, Flatbreads

Recommended Varieties: Clover, Orange Blossom and Light Amber


Uses: Gives a delicious, natural sweetness to iced teas, coffees, juices and smoothies. Delicious in black teas, green teas and herbal teas. Drizzle in hot cocoa or warmed milk.

Pairings: Teas, Coffee and Coffee Drinks, Smoothies, Juices, Lemonades, Ginger Ale, Sangria and Mixed Drinks

Recommended Varieties: Clover and Wildflower

The Favorite Four

Though there are many varieties of honey from which to choose, only four have risen in popularity and universal availability. They’re Clover, Orange Blossom, Wildflower and Light Amber. Get to know their different flavor personalities and what they bring to the table.


It’s the most widely found of all flavors and what comes to mind when you think of honey. Clover has a mild, delicate flavor that gives a hint of sweetness to foods. It compliments fruits, nuts, beverages and baked goods.


Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom is usually made from a mix of different citrus fruit nectars, like grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and lime. It has a light fruity tone with bright citrus notes. Flavor shines in baked goods and sweets.



When honeybees visit local blooming wildflowers and plants, they make Wildflower honey. Made from many flowers, flavor can range from light and floral to rich and tangy. Adds depth of flavor to meats, seafood and specialty drinks.


Light Amber

A color designation rather than a honey variety, Light Amber honey can describe a few different flower sources, from blueberry to alfalfa to tupelo. This honey is usually robust in flavor with light floral undertones.