Was on a trip recently and on my way back home stayed in Vermont. There was a little farmers market neat the hotel so we stopped. Picked up some maple syrup and other such and noticed a lady selling honey.
I went over and looked at her honey and noticed it was all already sugaring/crystalizing. I asked her what she thought was in it. She told me that all honey sugars right away. I told her I was a beekeeper and had honey for over four years that had not sugared and much I had bought locally before that had not either. She then went into a spiel about it being this years crop and stored in cool room etc. I explained I was asking what nectars she thought were predominant, as I knew they were different than in my area, and that I was not being critical.
She said her husband was the beekeeper she was not sure. I bought a small bottle for curiousity's sake. I just last night got around to opening it and taking a taste.
Yuck, sorry no offence intended to those in Vermont, but this was the worst tasking honey.
I had recently gone to my beekeepers assoc. Tasting and only found one bottle I did not care for. At the time I wondered it I would use it if it was all I had and decided that with no better to compare to I would.
But this light yellow mess from Vermont is downright unpleasant to me. The flavor overpowers any reward the tongue recieves from the sweetness.
I think it would ruin baked goods. And amazingly enough there are likely folks up there who think it is just the best.
I am feeling blessed to live in the place I live for beekeeping. If my bees brought in what I bought I would have quit.