Mississippi bee farmers depend on neighborhood gardens to provide their bees with lots of tasty sources to collect nectar. Worker honey bees transform the floral nectar that they gather into honey by adding enzymes to the nectar and reducing the moisture.
The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms). In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.
Eating locally produced honey has many health benefits including reducing allergies to local plants. Be sure to look for bee farmers and their sweet local honey at your farmers markets.