This past weekend my husband and I got together with about 60 friends for a BBQ gathering. Most people coming to the event had never had fresh, local honey (and had never been around hives at all), so I decided to do a "Honey Tasting". I showed my 'girls' to anyone curious, which was fun. I had my spring honey, and my fall honey, some downtown Miami 'city' honey I got from a Beek friend, and I also went to a local Nursery, which sells local honey from a Beek I know that is from about 5 miles from our home. At the nursery, the honey is kept in a 5 gallon bucket, and poured into jars to order. I didn't really look at the honey closely until I got home, but there were dark (brown/black) tiny specks in the purchased honey, it was quite cloudy, and for lack of a better way to explain it, the honey had a greenish "halo" around the top edge. Obviously it hadn't been filtered properly, so I filtered it through my finest chinois, and got the bulk of the particulate out, but what's the deal with the 'halo'?? It was odd enough looking I was almost afraid to serve it. Ideas anyone? I know he uses an extractor. Thanks!!
PS...I saw the post recently about how much people get for their honey. I can tell you at this nursery, I seriously almost CHOKED! $ 14.99 for a pound jar!!! :shock: If I had seen the honey before the clerk drew it, I would not have purchased it!