We don't have any Buckwheat (makes a very dark honey) growing in my area, but the last two years we've suddenly gotten very dark honey in late August.
It's from a local explosion of Japanese Knotweed (some call it Red Bamboo). It's considered an invasive plant and it makes a very dark and more robust flavor honey.
It's the most popular honey with my customers. It blooms at the end of summer, about the same time as Goldenrod.
Is this the first year you have separated your Spring harvest from the fall? Honeydew makes a very dark honey, otherwise it must be something different blooming. The honey color here changes through the Spring with a definite lightening trend as the years go by. The Fall honey is always very
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