(Question from Eleanor, aged 9)
Also, what do different types of honey taste like and is it made by different bees and animals? (Tessa, aged 8)
Answer from Maureen Conquer, Apiculture NZ honey competition head judge:
Honey can have many different colours, smells and flavours. Bees get nectar from different types of flowers and this gives the different flavours of honey. There are as many types of honey as there are flowers that have nectar.
Different weather and soil can also change the flavour of honey.
Honey can be sweet with floral or fruity flavours. Other honey might taste earthy or spicy.
Pale honey usually has a milder flavour than darker honey.