I normally take 3 crops a year, the spring honey is a light creamed honey mostly drawn from my hives at a fruit farm. The summer honey (liquid or creamed) has a rich flavour with the bees drawn to chestnut, blackberry and lime. The late season honey when available is a darker strong honey.
I get two honey crops per year. The first is a light coloured, smooth and spreadable set honey, harvested in early June and comprising almost exclusively oilseed rape. It is a delicious mild honey, loved by customers and too often looked down on by beekeepers.
The second summer crop is usually a darker rich honey comprised of a wide variety of wildflower and tree and hedgerow nectars. This honey varies from year to year and site to site but is always delectable. I produce both creamed and liquid honey form this summer crop – the true taste of the Suffolk countryside.
Honey varies depdending on the time of year and flowers visited by our honeybees.
It all depends on what crops are growing but often we have delicious early honey from dandelion and rape
We usually produce two honey crops. Our spring harvest in June is mainly from oilseed rape flowers plus early hedgerow blossom, and has a delicate floral taste. Our summer harvest honey comes from many garden and local sources such as lavender, lime and blackberry. It has a rich, fruity flavour which varies from year to year.