How does the way bees collect pollen affect the taste of the honey?
Pollens are lighter in the spring, so honeys are lighter. Fall pollens are darker, so the honey’s darker. And bees are very methodical: They’ll fill one “super” (a five-, eight- or 10-frame box) with one kind.
And the pollens collected in one place can vary, too. The bees in this colony may collect this pollen, with the bees in that colony doing a very particular dance on the comb to give directions. The next colony over may collect a different pollen.
Once your palate develops you can totally taste thyme in there, or orange blossom…
When the percentage of pollen grains is higher, the taste is also easier to detect and enjoy! A spoon full of FoodsCross’ premium honey boasting 60-80% thyme pollen grains honey respectively can help you put this statement to the test!