Honey Bees in the Garden: Honey -- How Sweet It Is and Isn't: clover honey

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  Honey -- How Sweet It Is and Isn't

By Mindy03
May 14, 2011

When people think of honey they think of sweetness. Some plants produce honey that isn't sweet at all. In fact, it can taste pretty bitter. Come and learn a little bit about honey.

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kevin51
May 22, 2011 3:03 AM CST
Margaret, compared to the sourwood honey what would you anticipate the flavor of clover honey which I plan to get next week? 'Lee

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Mindy03
May 22, 2011 11:28 AM CST
Kevin here's what I found about sourwood honey on a quick search just now.

Contrary to its name, Sourwood honey is not sour, but sweet like any honey. This light-colored, delicate, subtle honey has an almost caramel or buttery flavor, and a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. With this honey, you don’t need any more butter on your biscuits or bread!

You might want to check this link out for other honeys and information on their taste.
http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-varieties.html
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
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kevin51
May 22, 2011 12:35 PM CST
Thanks. Will go to your link. L.

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
May 22, 2011 3:39 PM CST
Shoot I meant to copy the clover information not the sourwood. Got distracted at the time.
Hope you enjoyed the link.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Seed Starter
kevin51
May 22, 2011 3:44 PM CST
Margaret, what can you tell me about possumhaw honey. It's sold often here. Thanks. L.

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
May 22, 2011 4:33 PM CST
I couldn't find anything online about the flavor but Google tells me possumhaw is a holly. According to the book North American Honey Plants holly produces an excellent honey. So I'd say it would be a good choice to try.
Name: Plants and Plumerias
American South (Zone 7b)
I'm on a down hill slide to middle
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers cold winters Tropicals Region: Mississippi Orchids Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Seed Starter
kevin51
May 22, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Thanks Margaret as that is so often offered here. L.

Plants and Plumerias and others.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
May 22, 2011 4:50 PM CST
You are welcome and let me know how it tastes and the color you see it offered in if you don't mind

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