Pulled my earliest harvest ever this week and extracted tonight. At first blush I was pretty excited-extra light, snow white wax caps, all after observing a good bloom of honeysuckle and black locust.
Then I tasted it. Bitter, strong, and musty with the tell tale orange-flower water after taste of black locust. Huh....what gives?
It's settling in the bottling tank overnight. I'm praying it mellows out. Anyone have any experience with honey this early in the season? Would dandelion honey be contributing to the funky flavor?