My earliest site for hives was and still is at the wonderful Megginch Castle near Errol. The bees are in an ancient orchard surrounded by the semi-wooded estate on one side and at the other this fairy-tale estate gives way to modern arable farms. The bees enjoy spring bulbs, particularly snowdrops, and use them plus the local willow trees to build up, ready for the main spring rush in May.
This mild but delicious honey has more oilseed rape content than anything else but you can also taste other spring flowers in there.
Honey with a reasonable amount of oilseed rape sets quickly so this one has been allowed to set then gently warmed and stirred before putting in jars. That two-stage process yields a honey that remains soft-set indefinitely.