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« on: October 05, 2009, 06:22:53 PM »

I was wondering. What's the most exotic stateside honey you've seen ? We grow lotus flowers and I'm trying to get that going, but interested in hearing from others.  
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 06:39:44 PM »

Tupelo honey from right here in Florida always fetches a good price. I worked for a commercial beek back in the 70's that ended up with one barrel of blue/purple colored honey. He never did figure out how it got the tint but if I recall he got $11/pound for it from someone in Asia.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 06:43:21 PM »

Kudzu honey is purple. Some call it Smurf food.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 10:04:42 PM »

State side I would say TUPELO HONEY

in the world = It comes from the Hadramaut Mountains in the Southwestern Arabian Peninsula, where it is harvested only twice per year. The honey is from bees who feast only on the pollen of the Sidr tree, considered by many to be a holy tree and is one of the most resilient, ancient tree varieties in the area. Sidr honey is reputed to have many medicinal benefits ...

its also the most expensive honey in the world, is claimed to be Sidr Honey -- at $200 per kilo. You can even buy it online.

http://www.luxist.com/2006/07/17/sidr-honey/
http://www.worldsfoods.com/view.asp?prod_ID=2884


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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 09:02:17 AM »

State side I'll bet Whitehouse honey will be the highest priced.  I wonder what it will taste like.  I bet it will make good barbacue sauce.  I'm bad I'm bad  Sorry I had to say it.  One of my favorites is good sourwood
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 10:09:33 AM »

I don't ever want to try the Whitehouse honey its probably full of BS evil
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 10:11:26 AM »

Lol danno! You're not so bad....you didn't mention the BBQ was chicken!
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 01:51:49 PM »

Best "exotic" honey I ever had was sourwood comb honey in KY/TN at $10/quart. Wish I would have bought them out!
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 01:56:10 PM »

Best "exotic" honey I ever had was comb honey in KY/TN at $10/quart. Wish I would have bought them out!
Tenn. is where I buy my sourwood honey.  For those that have never had it it has a licorice taste.  In the Smokey Mountain National Park it 8.00 a lb
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 02:57:22 PM »

I have a massive kudzu patch directly in front of my hives on the other side of the creek.  It blooms late but have no idea how to go about getting my bees to work it.  It smells great when it blooms and I'm sure it taste great as well.  From what I have read it taste like grapes.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 03:38:33 PM »

what about the blue honey in NC, I heard of one beekeeper here in Ga that get blue honey once every 5 years...  they say it comes from huckleberries

http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2009/06/13/909180.aspx



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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 11:31:43 AM »

Once every 5 years....that is bizarre. 

Why do you suppose something would happen once every 5 years?
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 01:03:56 PM »

in NC they say it happens almost every year in certain places, here in Ga, dont know why but thats what he told me, it usually 1/2 a frame to a whole frame but thats the most here, he doesn't know what it comes from, maybe he has some huckleberries around his place, until that article came out I never heard what caused it either...
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 10:55:43 AM »

Oh my--that is gorgeous! I would LOVE to bite off a chunk of that!
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2009, 11:07:26 AM »

Looks purplish,

might be kudzu honey.

http://www.millersand.com/honey.htm

I have a gigantic crop of kudzu on a power line directly on the other side of the creek from my hives.  I'm still striving for any honey at all but would be really excited if I got something special like purple honey.  The kudzu bloomed in late August so I suppose I will be looking for it next year.  It should be easy to spot I would think. 

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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2009, 11:49:26 AM »

Is that a cool picture.  It looks taste.  I wonder how you could buy some.....................hmmm

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 12:34:15 AM »

Wow that made my mouth water...blue honey...interesting.

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2009, 09:05:52 AM »

Anyone ever try lychee or squash honey when working with farms ?  How does that rate ?
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 09:07:31 AM »

I believe it was the year before last, a Beekeeper Friend let me try some Honey brought in from Hawaii, it had a white paste consistency and a taste that was out of this world, I don't know the nectar source, but I would like to try some more  grin
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2009, 12:40:58 PM »

Anyone ever try lychee or squash honey when working with farms ?  How does that rate ?
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I do pollination on yellow squash. The honey is light and as with all honey.....TASTY. I do not isolate it. It gets mixed with other honey and called wild flower.

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2009, 12:10:46 PM »

Well I have a farmer next door with genetically engineered sunflowers. He says they have no pollen. They are just starting to bloom.  I guess we'll see what happens.

I also have a few boxes at a Lychee farm. That might be interesting too. The mallelucca are blooming in Miami. Wouldn't mind tossing a few boxes out there.
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2009, 12:39:13 PM »

I believe it was the year before last, a Beekeeper Friend let me try some Honey brought in from Hawaii, it had a white paste consistency and a taste that was out of this world, I don't know the nectar source, but I would like to try some more  grin


http://www.volcanoislandhoney.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=110K8

A friend bought me back some from Hawaii and I could not believe the taste of this honey. Very interesting website if you get a chance to read about it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2009, 01:37:31 PM »

I'm not exactly sure what exotic means, and I'm sure that there is good exotic and bad exotic, but when I open up a jar of goldenrod honey and the gentle aroma of goat pee* wafts my way, I usually blurt out something like "wow, that is exotic".**   grin

I really do like that smell now.

*Disclaimer:I've never actually had the privilege of sampling the aroma of goat pee, but in my imagination it smells very much like old, well used, seldom washed gym socks that have been urinated on (not that I sniff those very often or at all, for that matter).

**Exotic might not be the exact word that say in the situation, but it sounds better and is much more acceptable in mixed company.

(I know, it really isn't all that bad, but that would spoil my post, now wouldn't it?)
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2009, 11:40:57 PM »

(Loud snorting noises of laughter)!!!
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