Thats was my worry, I was going to approach a lavender farmer but I suspect the interest will be nil at best, maybe I should speak to the farmer next doorLate summer - July onwards but depends on the variety. I found a small field of lavender in Devon and was hoping to take some bees there but the owner was not interested. Bees are of no benefit to someone growing lavender for the oil and as it was a long way away I gave up. But lavender honey could be sold for a good price if you could get it.
I suppose this come as no surprise at all - that is the French for you!The french tend to blend in Lavender oil
I noticed Peter that Wolds Way lavender honey is "lavender infused honey". Rather to meet the expectation of the lavender taste rather than what the bees produce. That being so, then it almost opens the door to any honey being "infused". I hadn't looked hard, but it was prominent on my UK Google search. Perhaps better than adding oil, but still not what I would have expected - is this a prevalent practice, even in this country then?Wolds Way lavender in N Yorks is on my visit list for this summer.
They produce their own honey as well as other lavender products.