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Old 01-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #41
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Honey comes in flavors depending on where the bees are working... clover, orange blossoms, alfalfa. If the shopper likes orange blossom honey and the store sells orange blossom honey, it's the best. We use what ever the bee guy across the road leaves in a big jug at our gate.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #42
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Honey comes in flavors depending on where the bees are working... clover, orange blossoms, alfalfa. If the shopper likes orange blossom honey and the store sells orange blossom honey, it's the best. We use what ever the bee guy across the road leaves in a big jug at our gate.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #43
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I live in Southern California, where there are orange orchards all over the place. Local, organic, raw honey, orange blossom or wild flower, buckwheat when it's local. Buckwheat is my favorite, rich, strong flavor and aroma.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #44
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Went to a farmers market in Knoxville several years ago and got some great honey. I agree with buying local stuff.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:36 PM   #45
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Walgreen's is my favorite drug store, and stop calling me honey!
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #46
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I too love buckwheat honey. Although, I've yet to meet a honey I don't like (now DW, you know I'm talking about the stuff from bees. Put that cast iron pan down!). But I really like the wild honey that my freind gets from his bees. It's far sweeter than any store-bought honey I've had. It tastes much like Tri-foil honey (a very nutritious hay that's grown here in the Eastern UP, a favorite feed hay for cattle and horses). I haven't had Tuppelo honey, made famous by the Van Morrison song. I'd like to try that sometime. When spring comes around here, we have apple blossoms, and dandelions, and lavendar, and lilac flowering everywhere. This place is honey bee heaven. After that, the flower gardens begin to bloom, along with the sweet clover, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherry blossoms, etc. and other flowering trees. Our summers may be short, but are filled with flowering plants of every kind. It's a good place to be a honey bee, and a bee keeper.

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We have wonderful flowering things here too, and I have thought about a hive or two, though I would probably, like CWS and her hens, dress the queen up and call her Myrtle...
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We have wonderful flowering things here too, and I have thought about a hive or two, though I would probably, like CWS and her hens, dress the queen up and call her Myrtle...
LOL!! You are too funny. I just spit my tea all over on that one. :D
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #49
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We have wonderful flowering things here too, and I have thought about a hive or two, though I would probably, like CWS and her hens, dress the queen up and call her Myrtle...
Too many sleeves to make...
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Too many sleeves to make...
This is true. And I forgot about the wing slits.
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