My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:51 am

No argument here. Sweet clover, alternately called white clover, produces a light colored, milder tasting honey. Buckwheat produces a very dark honey. Almost the color of coffee. Very strong in flavor and not very popular with most people. Taste being what it is, though, some people really like it.
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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby tmays » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:22 pm

Glad to see folks with bee knowledge on here. I'm considering starting a hive and know absolutely nothing about it. Lol
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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:32 pm

Thomas,
Get yourself a copy of Beekeeping for Dummies. Not implying that you're a dummie, but it's a good, easy to understand book on the basics of beekeeping. Read it, cover to cover, several times. Next, get yourself involved in a local beekeeping club. Find someone in the club that can act as a mentor to you. Ask if you can look over their shoulder when working on their bees. Do all this before investing in any bees or beekeeping equipment, except maybe a bee jacket and gloves. You'll soon figure out whether your interest is real.
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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby rockfarmer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:03 pm

:Dito: on all , especially on the "Beekeeping for Dummies" book. Everything you need to know, and more!

Has anybody used one of the these yet? www.honeyflow.com

I bought one and plan on establishing a hive in it this spring. Seems like a no brainier, unless you like comb honey.

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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:17 pm

I'll be anxious to hear about your experience with the Flow hive.
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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:17 am

Final tally for this season was 11 gallons from two colonies. The bees were kind this year.
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Re: My son, eat thou honey, for it is good!

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:25 pm

That's a great harvest Don! Enjoy!

I'll be pulling here in the next 2-3 weeks.


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