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The BUZZ on Different Colors of Honey

Updated: Jan 3, 2019



Have you ever wondered why some jars of honey are light and others are dark? I had no clue of the difference until we became beekeepers!


Honey color and flavor depends on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees. Bees buzz around collecting nectar from various flowers and bring it back to their hive where they make the honey. Interesting fact: According to the National Honey Board, there are over 300 types of honey available in the U.S. Each type

coming from a different floral source! WOW!


Honey can range from almost colorless to dark brown. The flavor varies from mild to very bold! Usually, light colored honey is milder in taste and the dark honey is stronger. Although honey is produced in every state, certain types may only be available in a few regions because of the different blossoms in each location.


It's hard for me to say which type I like best! I enjoy the light taste of our cotton honey, but love the robustness of our dark wildflower! What's your favorite color/ flavor of honey?


To learn more about available types of honey, contact a local beekeeper. You can use this Honey Locator for help!

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