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Red clover in a blue bucket.

How To Make Homemade Honey

  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Prep Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes


  • 10 cups cane sugar (affiliate link)
  • 3 cups water (affiliate link)
  • 2 1/2 cups white clover blossoms
  • 2 cups fireweed blossoms (Chamaenerion angustifolium)
  • 1 cup red clover blossoms
  • 1 teaspoon alum


  1. Once you have gathered the ingredients, add the water (affiliate link), white sugar and alum to a large stainless steel pan.
  2. Bring this mixture to a boil and keep the mixture boiling for ten minutes.
  3. While the mixture is boiling, remove the blossoms from the stems making sure not to leave any green parts on the flowers. The green stems and leaves will impart a grassy flavor to the honey (affiliate link).
  4. Once the blossoms are removed, rinse them under cold running water (affiliate link).
  5. Shake the excess water (affiliate link) off the blossoms.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the flower blossoms.
  7. Stir well, cover and steep for three hours.
  8. Once the mixture is finished steeping, strain it through cheesecloth so all the plant material is removed.
  9. Reheat the liquid honey (affiliate link) until it begins to boil, pour into sterilized canning jars (affiliate link) and seal.
  10. The jars can be sealed by processing them in a cold water (affiliate link) bath for fifteen minutes.
  11. Be sure to check the seals once the jars have cooled.
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: how to make homemade honey, homemade honey, honey recipes

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