Miller's Organic Clover Blossom Honey
Depending on location and source, clover honey varies in color from water white, to extra light amber, and has a mild, delicate flavor.
Clovers are the most popular honey plants in many states. White clover, alsike clover, and the white and yellow sweet clover plants are the most important for honey production.
Organic Clover Blossom Honey
Nephi Ephraim Miller, founder of Miller's Honey Company, was born in November, 1873, in a little log cabin in Cache Valley, Utah. Nephi had had an interest in bees and their miraculous production of honey ever since he was a child and had ventured into the woods with some friends. There they found a hollowed-out log swarming with bees. As he and his friends chewed the sweet honeycomb, Nephi got a taste of what would someday bring him great rewards.
Although Nephi followed in his father's footsteps and became a farmer, his curiosity for beekeeping never ebbed. Several of his farming friends in the Cache Valley had colonies of bees and he would watch as they worked with their hives. In the fall of 1894, Nephi convinced his father to let him trade five bags of leftover oats for seven colonies of bees. From these seven colonies grew a large-scale business that has passed on through the Miller family for three generations.
In 1907, while on a trip to Southern California to gather more information on processing beeswax, Nephi inadvertently invented a new method of beekeeping. He noticed bees still gathering nectar, even though it was December. He realized that if he were to transport his bees to sunny California during the Utah winters, he would not only avoid a heavy loss of bees from the freezing temperatures, but yield two crops of honey each year. In the winter of 1908, the first trainload of bees was sent south on a "test flight," giving birth to Miller's "traveling bees."
Nephi E. Miller was a great pioneer, and became known as the "Henry Ford" of the beekeeping industry. He was the first beekeeper to produce a million-pound crop of honey, yet he did not hoard his trade secrets and knowledge; he shared it all with anyone interested. It was his desire for everyone to be successful and prosperous; for that, the father of migratory beekeeping was loved, respected, and today remembered by many. He was a smart businessman, and a good example for all to follow.