Did you know that bees make most of their living from trees? Treessuch as the Black Locustare major sources of nectar, which honey bees transform into sweet honey.
According to the National Honey Board,
There are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. Space doesnt allow us to list all 300 varieties so weve listed some of the more common. As a general rule, the flavor of lighter colored honeys is milder, and the flavor of darker colored honeys is stronger.
We want to encourage and support the planting of trees that are especially good forage for the Bees. The trees listed below are especially valuable to bees due to their abundant blooms, which attract local honeybees for pollination.
The flavors of the honey produce are also listed below. Black Locust, for example, has a sweet flavor with a hint of vanilla. But remember, as with most experiences, what you get from the honey is subjective! You might taste vanilla but someone else may taste something a bit different.
Image courtesy of thehoneybeeconservancy.org