After the final honey crops are harvested in late summer and early fall, the bees rest for a season. But fall and winter are short-lived in Florida. Staring in late January, the first trees will start to bloom. Continuing on through April, dozens of trees, flowers, bushes and grasses will flower. These nectar and pollen sources include pine, oak, willow, maple and ti-ti trees, goldenrod, aster, and wild sunflowers, and flowering grasses. The bees visit all of these plants and more, and return to their hives to make a poly floral honey.
This honey comes from Calhoun, Gulf and Liberty Counties in the Florida Panhandle.
The color of raw, unfiltered wildflower honey is darker, in the Light Amber to Amber range. The mixing of nectar and pollen by the bees makes for a robust and complex combination of flavors. It is a great honey for everyday use, like adding to coffee or tea. Also, because of the pollen variety, it is an ideal honey for treating seasonal allergies.