From what I hear, Heather honey is rather famous in Europe, (the honey of Royalty). I live in Montana and I've come across valleys full (ares and acres) of Pink Mountain Heather, Phyllodoce empetriformis, and some white varieties of white heather. Has anyone heard of this North American heather variety being used as a honey crop? It only blooms in remote alpine regions, though its bloom time seems to last a good couple of weeks. I have thought it would be neat to pack in a few hives on a mule team and set up a remote apiary with a bear fence and see if they'd make some rare North American heather honey. Any advice would be appreciated. Most of these areas are Wilderness/Roadless Federal land, I also don't know what the Federal Land Managers would think of this...they give out grazing permits for cattle---why not for bees?