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Offline OzBuzz

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Bright green honey?
« on: December 16, 2010, 05:46:06 AM »
Has anyone ever had bright green honey? I've noticed my hives bringing in bright green nectar over the last few days... I'm north of Melbourne-is prickly pear a possibility?

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 01:28:26 PM »
The only bright green honey I have ever seen was when light colored yellow honey (think clover) was put in front of a black light, looked like a jar full of antifreeze.

There are some keeps around North Carolina that get purple honey evey now and then, they say it has a bubble gum taste to it.
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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 06:20:37 PM »
This one definitely isn't off clover and it's not under a black light. It's freshly drawn comb on black plastic foundation... i didn't believe it at first! i thought it was the light or my eyes playing tricks on me with the plastic foundation but i took some of the nectar out of the comb with my hivetool and sure enough - it's green! i don't know how it tastes though. I'd certainly be interested if any one else has experienced this

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 06:29:01 PM »
Brazillian pepper honey here has an almost florescent yellow-green color to it and is really cool looking when you harvest the frames. I have no idea what your forage is down there but I'm anxious to hear if anyone has an answer for you. Can you post a pic?

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 06:54:50 PM »
I have never seen Brazillian Pepper down here - at the moment i'm leaning toward Prickly Pears but i haven't a clue... i'll definitely keep you posted and i will try and take a photo

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 12:11:02 AM »
I have 2 x 1kg tubs of green honey o got out of one of my hives. i am not sure what it is. tastes normal but still wary about eating it ! will post a picture if i work out how

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 04:10:25 AM »
I have 2 x 1kg tubs of green honey o got out of one of my hives. i am not sure what it is. tastes normal but still wary about eating it ! will post a picture if i work out how

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 04:46:24 AM »
Dont think your bees are Italian, Carnolian, Russian or African Ozbuzz, but probably Irish.
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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 08:14:24 AM »
Bees are near Tailem Bend in South Australia. But the hive the honey came from came from Blackwood a about a month prior so not sure what they had been collecting

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 10:25:50 AM »
Wonder what the shipping cost would be from you to me? I would like to have a honey bear's worth of it when you extract it.

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 09:12:16 AM »
In New York they got some red Honey came from a factory that was making Marciano Cherry's
I also have seen Green candied Cherry's,Do you guys down there have any Local food industry
making anything with a sweet green syrup??
 In New York what they found, was the bees found the red syrup that was leaking from a Vat
and this became their Main diet,I believe the factory had to clean up the overflow of syrup.
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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 07:18:21 PM »
Have your bees be exposed to a large dose of gamma radiation lately?

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 08:23:07 PM »
Hahah you're a comedia Allen! actually no! they've been exposed to a massive dose of kryptonite :)

seriously though, there is no industry in the area that could be contributing green syrup - and this is something that has only started over the last week and a half so it's something that has only just started flowering. The only thing i can put it down to so far is prickly pears...

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 08:25:17 PM »
Could they be getting moisture from the flesh of the prickly pear?   A cut or hole in the leaf part would allow for water to be got out of it and the bees could collect it.   But I am just guessing here.

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 09:19:20 PM »
That is a possibility - definitely - but the colour is quite consistent and the liquid is quite thick. I guess it could be syrup that's thickening as the moisture is evaporating off it. Do they normally store water in comb though?

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 10:05:44 PM »
People eat cactus.  I guess it might be sweet.    I bet there is sugar in there.  They may be making honey out of it. 

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2010, 07:34:05 AM »
What about artichoke?

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2010, 08:27:27 AM »
My bees have been all over my artichokes and I have not noticed any green honey.  Given the bright purple flowers I would be surprised if artichoke nectar was green.

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2010, 10:24:43 PM »
Man I wish I could grow artichokes here! It looks like they do well down under (even if they do grow up-side-down).

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Re: Bright green honey?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 09:12:23 AM »
Have your bees be exposed to a large dose of gamma radiation lately?

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