Beechwood Honeydew is a remarkable single-origin honey. Single origin means that it is made by honeybees exclusively from one region and nectar from only one variety of flower or plant. Creating single-origin honeys is the craft of a highly skilled beekeeper who knows the exact time of year to place the hives close to particular flowering plants so the bees can feast on the floral nectar. Beechwood Honeydew is harvested on New Zealand’s South Island by beekeeper
Cut the honeydew melon into 3 cm (1¼ inch) thick pieces, then cut each into ‘honeycomb’ using a 3 cm (1¼ inch) hexagonal cutter and a 2.5 cm (1 inch) hexagonal cutter to cut the centre out.
In the centre of each plate, place 5 honeydew melon honeycombs. Place a wild blackberry in the middle of each melon honeycomb. Using a teaspoon, place a small amount of avocado oil–honey custard in the centre of each melon honeycomb. Divide the crushed blackberries among the plates. Drizzle over a good amount of honey. Fill the melon honeycombs with the peach ice making sure the tops are level. Carefully place a piece of honeycomb pumpkin over each dish.
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