Spruce Tip Honey


My cottage is surrounded by big spruces and every year I see those little bright green spruce tips growing and I’ve wanted to make something with them. Besides just eating them how they are, this year I wanted to make honey with them! Spruce tips have a lot of vitamins in them and they should also be great for cough (I haven’t tried, but have read about it!). With just two ingredients and a clean glass jar, this pretty and healthy spruce tip honey was born.

P.S. Remember that spruce tips can be only collected in the early summer / spring when they are small, soft and bright/light green!


Spruce Tip Honey



  • 250 g unpasteurised honey
  • 100 g young spruce tips (freshly picked)


  1. First, make sure that the glass jar you’re going to use, is thoroughly sanitised in boiling water before adding the honey. Otherwise, the honey may begin to ferment.
  2. Make sure the spruce tips are dry. Place the spruce tips in the clean glass jar. Pour the honey over the spruce tips. (If the honey is thick and difficult to pour, warm slightly in a sauce pan to loosen).
  3. Allow the honey to infuse for a couple weeks. Pour the honey into a clean jar and serve as regular honey. (If you don’t want to wait that long, you can still start using the honey earlier, even though it won’t be perfectly infused.)
  4. The honey can be stored in the refrigerator for several months.

Author: Viola Minerva

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  • Fantastic photos 🙂
    I’ve never made anything with spruce tips, but we bought a bottle of sprucetips syrup a few years ago. It was very good on ice cream 🙂
    Take care, from Norway

    Mette 🙂