Mixed Flower Honey
Although our bees will make monofloral honey from single types of flowers such as
Borage or Heather, during much of the year they will gather honey from trees, hedgerows
and areas of wild flowers that they can find. This mixed honey is harvested during the season
and typically produces a range of golden coloured honeys which can be anything from deep
amber to pale yellow in appearance.
The sort of flowers loved by honeybees are blackberries (brambles), Horse Chesnuts,
Sycamore, Lime trees and weed plants such as Dandelions. Recently we have taken some hives to
collect honey from the Himalayan Water Balsam which grows in the edge of rivers, canals and drains
near to Goole.