There are more than 300 types of nectar sources collected by bees worldwide. Bees collect these nectars from this entire source can make honey of more than 300 different varieties.
Each variety has its own texture, taste, color and flavor depending upon the region, floral source and even treatment. Honey can be classified on the basis of country, region, processing, treatment, certification, filtration, healing properties, color, taste, flavor etc. Honey classified on the basis of country is labeled after the name of the country of origin such as Australian, New Zealand, American, British, and Hungarian etc.
It can be also classified on the basis of color such as amber, light, dark, yellow, gold and so on. If classified on the basis of floral source, it may bear the names like mono-floral, polyfloral, acacia, alfalfa, rosemary etc. Yet, another classification could be on the basis of form such as liquid, solid, set and crystallized.
Most people only know honey to be either liquid or set, while others dig a bit deeper to experiment the taste. I am a lover of honey and always love to see the rich tasting and health experience each variety I can grab. In this post I have mentioned the most popular and widely known varieties and types of honey with brief and to the point description of each type. Continue Reading >
For a person who is not very familiar with honey bees, all the bees look like the same. Most people have heard that a colony consists of bees and one queen and wherever the queen goes, other bees follow her. However, things are not that simple. There are three different types of bees in any colony with jobs, responsibility, life span, anatomy, biology entirely different from each other. In this post, I will describe each type generally without going into scientific details and jargon descriptions of their anatomies. Continue Reading >