At a lovely site close to the shore of Loch of Lindores in N Fife my bees have choices when spring comes around. There are lots of willow trees around the loch to give them an early boost and plenty of sycamore and garden bulbs and other flowers around the big house. However the bees also fly a mile or two down the Cupar road or i some years across the loch to reach their favourite, oilseed rape. 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.