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Different Colours of Honey

Honey comes in a variety of colours, flavours and fragrances. While some are amber, others are red, brown or yellow. Have you ever wondered why the honey made by the same bees have different colours?

Simple. It is made from different kinds of nectar, or the juice that the bees suck out of flowers. Different flowers have different kinds of nectar. And, all of them have different colours.

While the nectar collected from the clover plant is usually light in colour, the amber colour comes from poplar, eucalyptus, marigold and magnolia plants. And sometimes, it is really dark in colour.

The honey created by the nectar of a kind a wheat called buck wheat is dark in colour. It is found in the United States and in some parts of Europe. It is used by bakers to make a special kind of bread.

Different colors of honey