This post really got me thinking. Last year (at this time I think, or atleast with this time of years honey) we harvested and had honey that was very strong tasting. It also, to my big surprize, gave us one quart that was crystalized (looking creamed). My husband hated the taste, and said the whole house stunk of it. I personally loved it, and wished that other honey we've gotten tasted that good. He said at the time that he believed it was from pollen getting mixed into the honey. I really didn't think then (or think now) that there was any more pollen in that batch than others - which is little. But he insists it was a very cloudy batch, and that the "smell" had to have been from pollen.
I'm really wondering now if it was goldenrod honey. I can't remember for sure the color, whether dark or light, but I think
it was darker.
And here after a year and a half of beekeeping, I thought I'd learned much of the "basics" of bees and honey.
Maybe this year I'll invest in some tools to try and judge what my honey is coming from. Wow - beekeeping is never-endingly fasinating.