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Offline twb

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Butterscotch honey?
« on: September 04, 2007, 06:47:25 PM »
The hives smell quite strongly of butterscotch lately.  Is it the goldenrod?
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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Butterscotch honey?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 09:53:50 PM »
Smell is quite subjective.  I think goldenrod smells like old gym socks.
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Offline Zoot

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Re: Butterscotch honey?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 11:29:33 PM »
It always smells that way here in late summer and early fall for some reason. I always assumed it was a combination of generally drier weather and the nectar sources, usually wild aster, goldenrod, etc

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Re: Butterscotch honey?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 01:37:59 AM »
I always thought that smell was the brood i can smell it in the evening- dont have any aster or golden rod honey though rather pleasent aroma like everything is ok -is my read on it -RDY-B

 

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