Varieties of flower honey

Varieties of flower honey

In beehives, most often bees mix nectar of different plants during its processing and folding into honeycombs. Obtain honey from the nectar of a single plant (monoflern honey) only if hives with bees (40-60 families) are placed near a field with a large number (not less than 80-100 hectares) of a plant blooming simultaneously, capable of its nectar attract all (or most) of the bees. If previously removed from the hives all the previously collected honey, you can get a certain grade of honey with its characteristic features. Varieties of honey are important for bees, especially when they are supplied with fodder supplies for the winter.

In beekeeping, the following types of honey are most often found and are of greatest importance.

Linden honey in a liquid state is colorless or slightly yellowish, transparent. After crystallization, it turns into a yellowish or light amber mass of a dense, salty (fine-grained) consistency. There is also coarse-grained crystallization (depending on the type of lime and storage conditions). The taste is quite spicy, very sweet. Honey has a delicate aroma of linden flowers.

Buckwheat honey has a color from dark yellow to dark brown. It crystallizes into a fine-grained dense mass of light brown or dark yellow color. Has a strong, sharp, sharp taste, from which pershit in the throat, and a pleasant aroma. Easily different to taste from all other honey.

Sunflower honey has a light golden or light amber color, it crystallizes very quickly into a coarse-grained mass. It differs with a tart taste and a weak aroma of sunflower flowers. In years with dry, hot summers it often crystallizes in honeycombs.

Honeydew honey in a liquid form is watery-transparent, with a greenish tinge, in a crystallized state – almost white. It crystallizes rapidly into a fine-grained, fat-like mass. The aroma is very gentle, but slightly pronounced; taste pleasant.


with white acacia in a liquid state is light, transparent. It crystallizes very slowly into a fine-grained mass from white to golden yellow. It has good taste and delicate fragrance.

Heather honey has a color from light brown to reddish-brown. Very viscous. It crystallizes slowly into a dark mass with a reddish hue, often remaining in the state of jelly or jelly. The taste is slightly bitter, tart, the aroma is strong, grassy-meadow. Because of rapid crystallization is not suitable for wintering bees.

Cotton honey in a liquid state is light, almost colorless, strongly viscous. It crystallizes rapidly with small crystals, after which it looks completely white. It has an aftertaste, typical for the juice of the plant itself, which, as storage, completely disappears. Often it crystallizes in the honeycomb.

Clover honey has two types: red- Clover – reddish-yellow color, comparatively slowly crystallizes; with white clover – light, fragrant, sometimes slightly more viscous, pleasant to look, has a delicate taste, crystallizes into a fine-grained white mass.

Raspberry honey is obtained in the areas of deforestation, on burnings, in forest ravines. Refers to light honey of the highest quality. In a liquid form almost colorless, in crystallized – with a cream shade. It has a delicate aroma of raspberry flowers and a delicate taste of raspberries.

Honey from the sweet clover (yellow or white) has a color from light to light amber. It crystallizes slowly, has a delicate aroma, reminiscent of vanilla.

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Varieties of flower honey