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So when I was on vacation in July...(South Dakota) I brought home a jar of honey.  I also got some "Fall Flower" Honey from Wixion farms in NY state...a bit darker than the SD honey...and I have a third bottle I got at the meeting of the Brits last week...One of the guys does organic farming and recently moved into bees...

 

I have only tasted the first 2 but the difference in taste is so interesting.  I have also tasted several different kinds of honey at the farmers market....

 

So anyone here into the many different honeys?

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   I like the stronger honey.  Wildflower is probably my favorite.  I'm not sure it should really be called wildflower because I know some of those bees have been on my flowers and they are not wildflowers, I planted them. Goldenrod honey is good too, that is just now being harvested.  I buy my honey by the quart just down the road from me. Local honey is the best.

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I talked to a guy that made his living driving bees all over the US to pollinate crops.  Some crops make horrible honey.  If I recall correctly, he told me that almond honey was horrible.

Can't speak for almond honey...never had it.  However, I know you don't want to eat honey made with even just a little azalea nectar.  Look up grayanotoxin some time.  Sounds like a fun time. 

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I love this fall honey, it is awesome!

 

http://catskillprovisions.com/product/honey/raw-pure-honey/

 

Fall Honey: dark, rich honey harvested in mid-autumn when bees are feeding on chestnut, maple, goldenrod, sunflowers, corn flowers, asters, and daises. This honey is perfect with tea, cocktails, hard cheeses, or simply with buttered toast. - See more at: http://catskillprovisions.com/product/honey/raw-pure-honey/#sthash.ysumdKJD.dpuf

 

honey-spring-fall-cyan2.jpg

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I love this fall honey, it is awesome!

 

http://catskillprovisions.com/product/honey/raw-pure-honey/

 

Fall Honey: dark, rich honey harvested in mid-autumn when bees are feeding on chestnut, maple, goldenrod, sunflowers, corn flowers, asters, and daises. This honey is perfect with tea, cocktails, hard cheeses, or simply with buttered toast. - See more at: http://catskillprovisions.com/product/honey/raw-pure-honey/#sthash.ysumdKJD.dpuf

 

honey-spring-fall-cyan2.jpg

 

Damn that is expensive.  

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When you're making Meade, the type of honey is very important. It changes the flavor profile completely. Some of the stronger honeys like buckwheat give a bitter, sulfur background that can throw everything off. Spring desert wildflower honey makes a great Meade!

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