There are more than 1200 licensed beekeepers in Maine, and many create specialty honeys. The types of flowers bees use for nectar influences the flavor of the honey they create. For example, clover honey is usually light amber in color and has a mild, delicate flavor. Buckwheat honey is usually dark brown in color and has a strong malty flavor. Look for these and other unique honeys at specialty shops, farm stores, farm stands, and farmers’ markets.