Bybi records data on the colour and thickness of each honey harvest, and sees surprising differences from hive to hive and season to season.
“The colour depends on the nectar variety but even if the colour is the same the taste is different," Hansen said. "We don’t control which flowers people put on their balconies. Weather is also an important factor.”
The honey harvested from one of the L’Oréal hives in June (pictured) was thick and creamy but the honey harvested in August of the same year was clear and runny. “This could be because the bees went a bit further in June and collected pollen from rapeseed fields which tend to give creamy honey,” Hansen explained.