In high summer the bees have so much choice! The mix of flowers they work can be hard to decipher. However in some places they have a glut of one type of flower and in this case it was Phacelia, a blue flower grown on farmland for pollinators and to improve soil structure. I’m blessed with a great host near Bridge of Earn, George, who runs a farm in sympathy with the needs of pollinators. This honey came in when a field he had sown with Phacelia and crimson clover was in full flower. You can also tell when the bees are on Phacelia from the Royal blue pollen they bring in.
This honey comes mostly from Phacelia but there was crimson clover available to the bees too and an adjacent farm was growing radish. A slight pepperiness is just detectable but this declines with time. This, we think, comes from the bees also working the radish a couple of kilometres away.