This delicious honey comes from Megginch Castle where the groves of lime trees have added a wonderful citrusy flavour to a glorious clover honey. gathered by the bees there.
The old orchard that they sit in has the old, small-flowered native clover and there are sown pastures of clover within flying distance. There needs to be some warmth to get the clover flowers producing enough nectar in their main season in late June and July. Groves of lime trees on the estate yield nectar only in humid weather and when there is enough soil moisture. In settled weather the bees can focus on clover in the middle of the day and switch to lime in the humidity of early mornings and evenings. In this kind of season, the bees will produce a mixed honey such as this one.