Heather Hills Ltd
from Bridge of Cally, United Kingdom
|heatherhills | 25 November 2009|
Its not stopped raining for weeks but our bees are tucked up in their hives being fed sugar syrup - not a bad life really!
ryan - December 1st, 2009 at 14:20 CET
No not such a bad life indeed.... by the way, what exactly is heather honey? If you find a moment, it would be fantastic if you could put together a blog post explaining this... I'm sure the rest of the gourmetKAZOO community would be just as interested to learn about it!
heatherhills - December 1st, 2009 at 15:04 CET
Well, let me first talk about honey in general:- honeys are either mono-floral or multi-floral. In multi-floral honeys the bees collect nectar from a variety of flowers around at the time. Each flowers' nectar produces its own tasting honey so a multi-floral honey is a mixture of different tastes. Mono-floral honey - is (you've guessed it) from a single type of flower. Heather Honey is produced by the bees collecting nectar from heather flowers found in the Scottish Highlands. It is a unique taste of Scotland as the "taste" of the nectar depends upon the soil and water in which the plant is fed. To compare a multi-floral honey with a mono floral honey is like comparing a table wine with a Chablis. Hope I haven't bored anyone too much with that .... can easily get carried away talking about bees and honey (fascinating little creatures!)
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