One of my favorite parts of beekeeping is having a steady supply of comb honey for my toast every morning.
This summer I was inspecting hives and came across a freshly drawn foundationless frame with nearly black honey throughout 75% of it. Honey this dark is very uncommon for me, so I had to steal this one! It has an incredibly delicious flavor that seems familiar, and I’m still trying to put my finger on.
I’ve also put out feelers to other local beeks to see if they have any idea what plant produces such dark honey in our area (Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada). The only one I know of is buckwheat, but it isn’t generally found in the wild, just used as a farm crop and there are very few active farms around my area.
On the top view of the comb the comb is so dark it looks like an old dirty comb, but is indeed fresh wax that looks dark because it is wet capped (no air under the capping).