So I was looking through the various different types of honey the other day and got to wondering how do they know where the bees get the nectar to make honey? I was always under the impression that bee keeping was more of a side project for farmers than a primary source of income (although that is probably just because of the smaller operations I had seen on family farms or at farmers markets). Do people actually have large plots of land surrounded by nothing but clovers for the bees? Are there midgets chasing the bees around to swat them in case they contaminate the honey with some wildflowers? Is it a seasonal thing? I would think that if it is just a matter of letting the bees go and do their thing than there would be either a ton of "mixed" honeys or would be getting crazy different flavors from different parts of the country even between honeys made from the same plant?