Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Is anyone familiar with black honey? As different things blossom we get different looks and flavours to our honey.
Today we are bottling some honey and Sex Executive - The Antics - Two Rexs And A Sexist is completely black, it's smells slightly of molasses.
Originally Posted by forest beekeeper. Often with bees they are placed in an area with a specific crop blooming [clover, almonds, peaches, etc]. Here we live in a forested area.
So wild this and wild that, without any real heavy nectar 'flow'. The website you looked at, is talking about a rainforest area. So Black Honey - Mainline - Black Honey no individual crops instead a wild mixture of plants. What an interesting question. I knew that honey flavor and to some extent darkness would change with different nectar sources but hadn't heard of black honey.
I did a little looking around because I am by nature curious and found a beekeepers discussion on very dark honey It seems there are several plants that might fit the bill.
One was buckwheat; apparently it is used as a fall crop specifically for bees to make extra honey for winter and can be very dark. The other plant is a somewhat invasive weed in the buckwheat family called Japanese Knotweed.
It will turn both honey and hive very dark to the point of looking black. I loved the testimonials about 'consuming' it. Wow, I'm an old Arkansas country "boy" and we always gathered wild honey Black Honey - Mainline - Black Honey I never saw black honey but fully understand it's source. At the appropriate time Papa would put out a saucer of sugar water and wait for Black Honey - Mainline - Black Honey honey bees to locate it.
When they got their full load and took off, he would "site" them and go look for the bee tree. If the bees took off and climbed to a higher altitude he knew the tree was farther away, but if they took off at low altitude he knew the tree was nearby. Looking back, I often think about how much "learning" that old uneducated country man had.
That knowledge was handed down from generation to generation and when necessary, he and others of his time would modify it to fit his current situation. Survival of the fittest! They said Black Honey - Mainline - Black Honey the way to tell for sure if it is knotweed is to shine a strong light through it[which anywhere else is a procedure called 'candling'], and to Chapter 1: The Shadow On The Chimney - H.P.
Lovecraft - The Lurking Fear if it is red, like red wine. We tried this, it is not red. I recently bought black honey from a company called "gentle breeze honey" in Wisconsin. It does tast a little like molasses. The owner told me it was because of the flowers availale for the bees were called prarie flowers.
I dont know what that means but the buckwheat thing sounds logical. The site for the Black Honey was ummm interesting haha and for Muskrat Ramble - Louis Armstrong - Armstrong For Ever Wow, I had forgotten about this thread.
It turned out that we have a lot of Japanese Knotweed [Fallopia japonica] which has a tiny white flower. It is a fairly invasive climbing vine. It's nectar produces a black molasses tasting and smelling honey. It took my honey being black to turn my focus to this plant. Which I now harvest and market. Its from the Tulip Poplar tree - I have it too - the richest honey in antioxidants and the most expensive to buy - If you are by tulip poplars you have double the rate of value in your honey crop - congratulations.
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