Travel Photo of the Day: Beehives in Scotland
Honey is produced and consumed on nearly all continents (unsurprisingly, Antarctica isn’t a very accommodating climate) and is one of humanity’s most ancient food sources. Although its production is not specific to any one region of the world, the final product itself is.
Given that honey is the product of the nectar of flowers, crops, and tree blossoms in any given area, the characteristics of the delicacy are a reflection of the local flora and seasons.
In Scotland (pictured above), for example, honey is a seasonal product that changes depending on what’s in bloom during spring, summer, and fall. One of the country’s most iconic and popular varieties is heather honey: a summer honey that is known worldwide for its "smoky or tangy taste [as well as] its dark amber color."
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