Provence in a pot
Lavender honey is a typical Provencal product. It is widely found in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse areas, both hubs of lavender growing. Lavender honey has a characteristic pale colour and whitens when it crystallizes. Its taste is very particular too: delicate, long in the mouth and fruity. Not surprisingly, bees make lavender honey from lavender flowers. Beekeepers extract it from their hives between late June and early August. The honey is then filtered, decanted into a vat and packaged. Lavender honey has its own red label, awarded for its quality. Good to know: lavender honey was collected in the wild by our ancestors and its production was only mastered in the 19th century, with the domestication of bees.