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Author Topic: Butterscotch honey?  (Read 774 times)
House Bee
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« on: September 04, 2007, 05:47:25 PM »

The hives smell quite strongly of butterscotch lately.  Is it the goldenrod?

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Michael Bush
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 08:53:50 PM »

Smell is quite subjective.  I think goldenrod smells like old gym socks.

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 10:29:33 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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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 12:37:59 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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