Contrary to popular
beliefs, there is more to honey than thick sweetness. In fact honey is in a lot
of ways a lot like wine with the taste, texture and other characteristics being
completely different from region to region. The main reason or this variety is
the different raw materials used by bees to make the honey.
Bees use honeydew
from trees and nectar from flowers to make honey. It all depends on what is
easily available to them. The choice of raw material in this case has a huge
bearing on how strong and flavorful the mature honey turns out.
factor is the types of flowers from which the bees get their nectar. Here, it is
important to understand that not all nectar is the same. Flowers infuse their
product with unique aromas and flavors which are reflected in the honey
produced. I think my most favorite honey is spring honey with all the berry pollen from here at Hive and Honey.
When it comes to
honey variations, there are 3 key characteristics that you can use as
identifying markers. These are viscosity, aroma and taste profile. Below is a
little more about these 3 traits and the varieties available in each case.
After all is said and done, honey has a lot to offer in terms of flavor. This is great news for both bee farmers and consumers. As a bee farmer particularly, you get to customize your honey simply by controlling the types of flowers growing around your hives.
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