The Many Varieties of Honey: A Seasonal Guide
Did you know that there are many different types of honey? And did you also know that the type of honey a bee produces depends on the season? In this blog post, we will explore the seasonal varieties of honey. We will discuss the honey that is available in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Read on to discover what flowers are producing nectar in each season.
Spring honey is often lighter in color. The honey is produced from the nectar of spring flowers, such as dandelions, clover, and tulips.
Summer honey is usually darker in color. The honey is produced from the nectar of summer flowers, such as lavender, sunflowers, and blueberries.
Fall honey is also darker in color. The honey is produced from the nectar of fall flowers, such as aster and goldenrod.
Winter honey is the darkest in color. The honey is produced from the nectar of winter plants, such as holly and ivy. Winter honey has a stronger flavor than other types of honey because it has a higher concentration of fructose.
Depending on where you live the actual time frame for each honey will vary. Also, the availability of seasonal honey can change according to the weather patterns which differ each year. For example, a wet spring can delay the blooming of flowers and consequently the honey harvest.
What’s your favorite honey? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our honey guide for more information on types of honey and how to use them.
Also, be sure to check out the World of Honey online store for seasonal honey from around the world. You may be surprised at the variety of honey that is available!