I was recently waxing lyrical about honey from Russia and Estonia. A guy said to me:
Odd. Please explain why. Apis mellifera is an Apis mellifera in the UK or Russia. Honey depends primarily on the flowering plant from which the nectar is gathered. Usually the local vegetation is so diverse that honey is honey. In the South we have periods when certain blooms predominate yielding small quantities with a special flavor in high demand (sourwood honey, tupelo honey).
I dunno about the US, but in Europe, honey is markedly different from place to place.… Click here to continue reading this article