honey is harvested from sites scattered all over Kent and East Sussex where
fruit farmers welcome the bees. There are usually two harvests - the spring
one which often contains a proportion of oil seed rape honey and the July
one which contains the nectars from later flowering trees and summer wild
flowers. Because of the oil seed rape content of the spring harvest, it is
necessary to extract this crop quickly before it crystallises in the comb.
Pure all seed rape honey is not very interesting and sometimes smells a bit
"cabbagey", but it produces a good textured set honey and so is blended with
the later honeys to produce the familiar Beult house bees blend which other
people so much enjoy.