Honeybees tend to concentrate nectar collection on a specific flowering plant. The beekeeper thus has to:
- be familiar with dominant flowering plants in the area where bees are kept;
- be familiar with flowering seasons;
- be sure that bees are in the best conditions to collect honey.
When the season of a predominant flowering plant begins, the beekeeper puts the empty “frame” (the part of the beehive with honeycombs, where bees will stock honey) on the beehive, and then removes it at the end of the flowering season. In this way, the different types of honey can be distinguished. Otherwise, the honey will have different essences, i.e. resulting in the well-known “mixed flower” honey.