This Blueberry Honey Butter recipe is the perfect addition to… well, everything. Keep reading for the recipe and to see how you can download our FREE printable labels – perfect for gift-giving!
In June, I was given the opportunity to check something off my bucket list: Prince Edward Island.
When invited by Wyman’s of Maine to attend their Honeybee Summit, I did a little dance in the privacy of my own home, then composed myself and professionally responded that I would be more than happy to attend. Along with a group of other bloggers, we stayed at the most amazing Inn At Bay Fortune, ate the most incredible food, and were treated so graciously by the most genuine people I have ever met.
In between basking in nature’s beauty,
and experiencing the delicious food PEI has to offer,
I learned a little more about wild blueberries and honeybees.
We were given the opportunity to tour Wyman’s wild blueberry factory. I’ve always been a fan of watching how things work, so this was my jam, people. (Pun intended)
Wyman’s has a short period of time to get there wild blueberries picked and packaged. The whole process is genius. From the way they pick, to the way they sort and flash freeze – all within 24 hours, and nothing goes to waste. These little babies will taste as fresh as the day they were picked!
“Freezing is nature’s pause button.”
After we left the factory, we were introduced to the stunning wild blueberry fields.
Makes you just wanna move here.
And then we met the bees.
Was I brave, and removed one of my gloves so I could take these pics for ya’ll to see?
Yes. Yes, I was.
In 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD (the mysterious disappearance of honey bees) was first detected. Since then, Wyman’s has taken a national role to help beekeepers solve this huge problem. And we got to see how they are doing it first hand.
When visiting these fields, and talking to the good folks at Wyman’s, you really got a sense of how much they really do care about the blueberries and the honey bees. I love blueberries, and Wyman’s has a new fan for life. I was seriously so impressed with their efforts, which you can read more about here.
Wild blueberries have a brighter color due to the fact that they have twice the antioxidants as the cultivated blueberries.
They pack a lot into a little body. (They’re like the Danny DeVito of the blueberry world.)
Wild blueberries are rich in potassium, vitamin C, folic acid, and dietary fiber.
My favorite is fiber since it satisfies hunger with fewer calories. #SwimsuitSeason
Honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of our nation’s produce. No bees? No berries.
You can read more about what Wyman’s is trying to do about that here.
You can catch yours truly in my bee gear on Wyman’s instagram page here.
I’m also available for autographs. 😉
Wyman’s owns and manages 1,400 hives on Prince Edward Island with a resident apiarist.
Which inspired this Blueberry Honey Butter recipe:
BLUEBERRY HONEY BUTTER
Makes 4 quarter pint jars
- 1 cup Wyman’s Wild Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice (optional)
- 1 cup (2 cubes) Butter
- Place blueberries, honey, and lemon juice in a pan. If you like, mash the blueberries with a fork.
- On medium – medium high heat, bring the mixture to a low boil, until it becomes a rich purple color.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a blender, combine blueberry mixture and butter, then beat until smooth.
- Serve on bread, biscuits, English muffins, pancakes, croissants, rolls, etc, and enjoy!!
Want to give this as a gift?
Download our free printable labels below:
2 1/2″ label (fits wide mouth half pint jars)
2″ label (fits half and quarter pint jars)
Print and cut out your Blueberry Honey Butter labels. (Make sure your printer is set to print at 100% and not zoomed to fit page)
Apply the labels to jar lids with glue or double sided tape and give them to friends and neighbors!
Wyman’s of Maine was so kind to sponsor my trip to PEI, however I was not compensated for this recipe + free printable post. All opinions and thoughts are my own.