There is a very special place along the border of Spain and Portugal where the breeze from the mountains dries the soil. A place where fields of lavender grow as far as the eye can see and the honeybees can fly. Bi-lingual beekeepers in this part of the world make fast work of lining the lavender fields with their bee boxes during the heady blooming season of May. The result is a wondrously rich honey with mildly sweet floral notes -a Southern European vacation in a bottle.
Many beekeepers believe lavender to be the bees’ favorite flower for the prolific amount of nectar it produces.