As I understand it the color of honey is determined by the nectar collected by the honeybee. This April the weather was dry and so the bees were able to get out to the flowers and collect many different nectars. Last year it rained most of April and May so the bees had a limited selection of nectar sources. Below are the results. Both bottles are from the month of May. The one on the right is from May 2009 and the one on the left is from May 2010. Both are from the same bees and same areas. Both taste great too.