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Offline Wolfer

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Poisen hemlock as a honey producer?
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:38:58 PM »
Last year my bees put up a lot of honey as the poisen hemlock was blooming. I wasn't sure if it came from this plant or something else that was blooming at the same time.
The honey was nearly clear, quite thick with a very smoth taste.
Anybody have any expierence with this stuff?

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Re: Poisen hemlock as a honey producer?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 02:28:17 AM »
 I have a yard on a delta island -there is a huge amount of water hemlock -the bees dont touch it -I would
be surprised if it even gives up any pollen let alone nectar-at the same time the hemlock is in bloom there is
big flow from the dandy lion the plants are all huge because of the water source-the honey you describe
sounds to be of the same caliber from the dandelion--RDY-B

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Re: Poisen hemlock as a honey producer?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 08:28:02 AM »
When I'm home I've been watching a big patch by my mailbox. I see lots of flies, small bees, and other insects but no honeybees.


 

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