Honey, Honey for Heritage Honey
Heritage Honey is the be all, end all for honey fanciers and beekeeping enthusiasts.
The newly opened Ventura facility is a state-certified honey processor and bottler, geared to be a resource for beekeepers who cannot process their own honey.
The front part of the building is a retail storefront that sells six local honeys: sage from the Sespe mountain area near Fillmore, orange from Ojai, avocado from Moorpark, wildflower from the Matilija Canyon area near Ojai and raspberry from Port Hueneme. There's even a creamy lemon honey, which has natural lemon concentrate added to spun honey for a sweet-tangy flavor.
Customers can sample the honeys to discover the different flavor profiles and choose their favorite.
The store also sells beeswax, pollen, propolis (a resin-like substance with medicinal uses), royal jelly and beekeeping supplies. The business is in partnership with David Mitchell of Blue Ridge Honey.