Sweet Fact 8

How many types of honey are there?

There are more than 300 different nectar sources worldwide that honeybees have been known to frequent, which means that there are more than 300 different types of honey that can be produced, each with its own unique taste, texture, or color. These sources include:

Alfalfa Cotton Raspberry
Aster Dandelion Sage
Basswood Eucalyptus Sourwood
Buckwheat Fireweed Soybean
California Buckeye Gallberry Sunflower
Canola Goldenrod Thyme
Cattails Heather Yellow Sweet Clover
Clover Orange Blossom


The beautiful, rich, golden honey you see in the Bee Maid containers is usually a blend of Canadian prairie sources, mostly Clover, Canola, or Alfalfa. Classed as Canada No. 1 White Honey, it’s the finest honey grade available, and in demand all over the world. Since all of our honey is locally produced and pure Canadian, you will only find local floral sources in Bee Maid honey.