Bee Haven Honey Farm in Worcester has been making Vermont honey for more than 40 years. The farm specializes in producing Old World style, raw, unfiltered honey, which stems from the apiary owner’s strong history of beekeeping. That history was recognized recently by a prestigious industry award.

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Genevieve and Richard Drutchas are this year's winners of the World's Best Tasting Honey competition. It's an honor they take home by winning the Center for Honeybee Research’s 2022 International Black Jar Honey contest. Competing against hundreds of apiaries from around the world, Bee Haven Honey won for their Japanese knotweed, buckwheat and goldenrod blend. 

VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke with Genevieve and Richard Drutchas of Bee Haven Honey Farm to learn about their winning blend. Their conversation below has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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