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« on: July 20, 2008, 07:36:14 PM »

Here it is my first 16 oz. bottle of pure Michigan honey, does anyone know what it could have came from it is a very light color?



All i have to do is get my labels from Mann, which are on backoreder and stick them on and figure out a price to sell it for.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 07:52:41 PM »

Looks pretty light to me, when did you stop feeding?
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 08:51:15 PM »

I never fed these bees i got them from a guy and he had them in a deep and i took his frames and put them in my deep box and added a medium box ontop and i never fed them the whole time ive had them and added the medium to them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 08:56:05 PM »

You must be very proud!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 09:13:29 PM »

Could be Basswood ,or black locust.We have some alfalfa thats not real dark,but not quite that light either.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 09:54:57 PM »

 It looks GREAT!
I would kinda figure that honey would be very lite from feeding alot of syrup, but my first year i fed them almost all summer and my honey was darker last year than it is this year.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 11:08:46 PM »

If that were my only bottle I wouldn't sell it for any price!


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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 12:02:55 PM »

 Nope i never fed these bees. I extracted a whole medium super and got 24 16 oz. bottles and 5 8 oz. ones and i ran out of jars, so i ordered more from betterbee and will have to bottle the remaing 8 jars of honey when i get the jars. Ya, ive never seen honey this lite.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 02:11:32 PM »

what is the taste?
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 03:14:08 PM »

That is very pretty honey, unusual so light! Congratulations!  Hoping to get at least 1 small jar for me, even though it is my 1st year. The blackberry is in full swing right now.   Like Kathy, what does it taste like??  Jody
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 04:39:07 PM »

I had a little honey from Tulip Poplar and Locust that was that light.  But what it lacked in color, it made up for in taste!
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 04:41:02 PM »

I think it might be basswood, since it has a little minty taste at the end.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 09:02:03 PM »

If that were my only bottle I wouldn't sell it for any price!


...JP

same here! Smiley

congratulations on your first bottle! I can't wait to harvest mine!
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2008, 10:44:25 AM »

locust has a slight minty taste too, and is very lite colored. Its wildflower honey and be proud no matter what forage is in it! The first jar is always the sweetest honey ever.
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2008, 05:39:15 PM »

I dont hear much about Tupelo honey...I was under the impression Tupelo was the best,until I got my first honey last year( Just kidding,...I'm pretty sure Jordans bees honey is the best!)( Isnt it Jordan!)
really tho,...Has anybody tried Tupelo?..

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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2008, 08:28:41 PM »

Never heard of tupelo.
I'm pretty sure Jordans bees honey is the best!)( Isnt it Jordan!)

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I think it is, but im sure it is not.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2008, 01:19:22 AM »

I'll bet YOU can't find a better bottle of honey anywhere in the world.   grin
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2008, 08:31:45 AM »

No I cant
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2008, 08:43:51 AM »

I'll bet YOU can't find a better bottle of honey anywhere in the world.   grin

The next bottle may be THE best.


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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2008, 09:45:15 AM »

Only if the first has been consumed by then.   grin
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2008, 09:48:28 AM »

Only if the first has been consumed by then.   grin

The second bottle may taste so much better that the first bottle becomes second or third fiddle!


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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2008, 11:03:05 AM »

It still has that first bottle status though, kinda like the first dollar you earn, or the first customer of a new business.  Sure you'll make more money later, and there are more profitable customers, but there's always a special place in your heart for that first one.
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2008, 04:24:43 PM »

The BEST honey is right out of the burr comb, still warm!!!

The second best is when you get it in the bottle.

I still prefer the later summer honey(clover, knapweed) over the early summer honey (linden).  You'll see. (and have to decide yourself what you like best)

PS my first bottle of honey was from goldenrod.  Definiately not the best, unless you like dirty gym socks!!!  I do remember it well, though.
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« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2008, 08:14:04 AM »

It still has that first bottle status though, kinda like the first dollar you earn, or the first customer of a new business.  Sure you'll make more money later, and there are more profitable customers, but there's always a special place in your heart for that first one.


If you look at it like that, he should just frame the dang thing then!!!


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« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2008, 08:42:29 AM »

If we wanted it framed, he'd just give it back to the bees.   grin   Wink   Undecided

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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2008, 09:15:50 AM »

It is sitting on a shelf in my bedroom and will prolly stay there, since it is my first jar.
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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2008, 10:59:36 PM »

Yeh, Frame it!
But eat some first!

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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2008, 02:38:31 AM »

Yep, there will be an empty jar up there pretty soon, but that's a good thing, since you'll be needing more empty jars to put the honey in soon.   grin
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2008, 08:49:34 AM »

I still had a gallon of honey left over after filling all my jars, so i put it in a milk jug and went and ordered 8 cases of 12 bottles that are getting here tuesday. Then i can finish bottling it up.  Smiley
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