Answer: A. The nectar source of flowers visited by the bee
The flavor of honey varies depending on what the bees were feeding on when they produced it. There are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse floral sources as clover, eucalyptus and orange blossoms. In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.
At the Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., honey tasting samples usually include clover, blueberry, orange blossom and Tupelo. Tupelo trees blossom for about two weeks each spring and produce a popular honey flavor that is sometimes considered as the honey gold standard. Wildflower is the term used for honey with sources unknown. So if beekeepers don’t have their bees pollinating one specific crop, such as clover or blueberries, then it is called wildflower honey.