About the honey
The forest is a very special place to have honey bees, since the forest soils are darker and have fewer flowers, compared to other sunny areas. But the bees stay in larger forest areas and collect nectar from trees and bushes.
Since sunlight is rare in the forest soils, the forest is moister than other places. Bees normally collect nectar from flowers, but since the forest does not have many flowers, the bees collect sugar from “honeydew” from honey glands on ferns and the leaves of certain hardwood trees. The sugar substances are energy to the plants and are transformed into the most wonderful honey.
Forest honey is very dark and has an intense taste. It is incredibly fragrant and tasty!