Country estates with groves of lime trees are a great resource in damp summers when the trees secrete nectar profusely! At his site near Loch of Lindores, the welcoming hosts were delighted when I came knocking at the door, looking for bee sites. Lime honey is a greeny-yellow honey with an amazing citrusy flavour, despite the plant being unrelated to the various citrus fruit trees. Tilia europea and other Tilia species and called linden trees in some parts of the world. This is one site where a difficult decision has to made in July. Should the hives stay for the chance of some lime or should I run for the hills in the hope of getting bell heather honey, another fickle honey crop.
Lime honey is its pure state granulates slowly but the granulation is usually fine and soft. Such honeys are easy to process without significant heat in a warm room to get them moving enough to pour into jars.