The main sources of nectar collected in North Cheshire include fruit blossom, dandelion, sycamore, oil seed rape, field beans, clover, lime, willowherb and balsam. Honey produced is usually a mixture of these. The honey varies from year to year and from apiary to apiary. Warm weather is usually needed to bring a nectar flow from the flowers so many sources of nectar do not give a honey crop every year, eg field bean honey is only stored in one year out of three. The longer the flowering period the more chance of a honey crop.