Like wine, there are many varieties of honey. The color, flavor, and texture all depend on the type of flower nectar the bees use to make the honey. Tupelo is a Southern favorite, produced only in Northwest Florida, while clover, alfalfa, heather, and acacia are among the more common flavors. But bees will visit almost any nearby blooming plants, including herbs. Also like wine, when it comes to color, the deeper the hue, the deeper the flavor. Colors range from clear to amber to almost black. Taste some from your area. You’ll reap the health rewards while supporting the ecosystem.
- Recipe: Beekeeper's Jezebel Sauce