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« on: July 26, 2013, 11:14:56 AM »

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/40097?xid=ob_&hr=ob&utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=primary

Just came across this article on honey from the rhododendron family.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 11:32:37 AM »

Also known as "Mother-In-Law" honey  evil
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 12:04:06 PM »

The link didn't work for me, but I looked it up. Grayanotoxin.

The rhododendron is the WA state flower, but rhododendrons don't grow well at all in eastern WA...too dry and hot. They grow well on the west side of the Cascades, and they grow really well in the rain forests on the peninsula. Lotsa hippies over on the peninsula, so maybe they're into that sort of thing.

Are azaleas a problem, too?
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 12:07:23 PM »

From my past readings, the poisonous rhods are all in Europe. The ones in the US are safe.


Just going by memory. No links to provide.

I have  azaleas and have never seen a bee on them.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 12:32:51 PM »

From my past readings, the poisonous rhods are all in Europe. The ones in the US are safe.


Just going by memory. No links to provide.

I have  azaleas and have never seen a bee on them.


Hood at Clemson mentioned some problems in the mountains of SC a few years back when the drought was so bad. I don't remeber him siteing any sickness but very bitter, nasty honey. The bees usually by-pass rhods for other sources.

http://www.pickenscountyscbeekeepers.com/MLH.html
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