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Multifloral Honey

Often called wildflower honey, or in Italian, “Milleflori”—Honey of thousand flowers. This is both the most common type of honey and also the rarest. Because it is composed of nectars from flowers blossoming at a particular period of time in a particular place, it is essentially impossible to reproduce it exactly from year to year. But often it has a predominant nectar or a particular mix of flora that gives it a recognizable flavor that is prized from year to year.

Hyblaean Wildflower Honey - Sicily

Hyblaean Wildflower Honey - Sicily

Pitcairn Island Honey

Pitcairn Island Honey

3 comments to Multifloral Honey

  • Jay Bobo

    Do honey bees feed on crepe myrtle flowers?

  • HT

    Hi Jay:

    They do indeed! and not just for pollen. Crepe (or Crape) myrtle is from the family Lythraceae and genus Lagerstroemia. In India, honey is produced from the nectar of Lagerstroemia microcarpa and Lagerstroemia parviflora (known as Benteak). In the United states, it is a popular ornamental shrub including the Common Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica and the Japanese Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia fauriei.

    …Scott

  • John

    I bought jar of farm honey, not commercially processed from a a merchant in Kabul Afghanistan who says that it is organic Gardez Honey from Patika province. Apparently the city of gardez is known for honey. It is dark amber, pretty sweet and not particlarly viscous tastes like I imagine flowers tasting, not like honey I have ever tasted in the US. What type of honey would I characterize this as… ?

    John

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