At lower altitudes on the Pennine moors, a variety of plants provide nectar in late summer, including heather, willow herb and brambles. This mixture produces honey with a mild flavour which sets in
the jar to a smooth, spreadable consistency. Each year, the bees are taken to the moors in late July, when most of the lowland nectar sources are finished. This move gives the bees a last chance to
stock up with honey stores for the winter and to provide a final crop for the beekeeper.