Wash the dandelion flowers and spin dry them like you would lettuce.
Cut their base to detach the yellow petals from the green leaves; you only want the petals as the green part is bitter. You can do this by hand but it is faster with a knife.
Place the flowers in a pot with 1 cup of water; I use filtered water.
Mix well until all petals are covered with water.
Bring the pot to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
Then simmer on very low heat for 25 minutes.*Strain the liquid from the flowers into a second pot.
Add the honey and stir till melted.
Now mix in the lemon juice.
Let it cool and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator; the maple syrup acts as a preservative.
Enjoy your dandelion flower syrup on some pancakes. See the dandelion flower pancake recipe below.