There are many different type of flowers and plants that can be made into honey by the bees. The
color and flavor of honeys differ depending on the nectar source (the type of flowers) that are used by the honey
bees. The color ranges from nearly colorless to dark brown, the flavour ranges from being extremely mild to
distinctively strong, depending on where the honey bees swarm to.
Alfalfa is a plant with blue flowers and it blooms throughout the summer
and is ranked as one of the most important honey plant in the western states. Alfalfa honey
is clear white or extremely light amber in colour with a fine flavor that is very smooth. Alfalfa
honey has a very good body which makes it a perfect table honey.
Avocado honey is gathered from avocado blossoms which can be found in
California. Avocado honey is dark in color, with an extremely rich and buttery taste to it.
Basswood honey is often recognized by its distinctive biting flavour. The flowers are
cream in colored and they usually bloom in late June and July. The honey is water-white has a strong
flavour to it.
Blueberry honey is gathered from the tiny white flowers of the blueberry bush, the
nectar makes a honey which is typically light amber in color and with a full, well-rounded flavor. Blueberry
honey is produced in New England and in Michigan.
Buckwheat plants grow best in cool, moist climates. The buckwheat plant prefers
light and well-drained soils, although it can thrive in highly acid, low fertility soils as well. Buckwheat is
usually planted in the spring it blooms quite early. Buckwheat honey has a dark brown colour
and a strong, distinct flavour.
Clover plants are the most popular type of honey plants in
United States. White clover, alsike clover, and the white and yellow sweet clover plants are
the essential for honey production. Depending on the different location and source, Clover
honey ranges in color from water white to extra light amber and gives a mild and delicate flavour to
Orange Blossom honey is often a combination of a number of citrus
floral sources. Orange is a leading honey source in many parts of the United States such as Southern
Florida, Texas, Arizona and California. The orange blossom honey has a white to extra light amber
honey with a distinctive flavour and the aroma of orange blossoms is present in it.