Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Feeding Time / Honey Tasting.


I was at my local bee keeper club meeting last night.  It was feeding time.  We removed the last of the honey supers last week so now its time to feed them up for the winter.  

I didn't know it before hand but we had a honey tasting.  Everyone brought in there best honey and we passed them around the table to taste it.   One of the local honey tasting judges was there and spoke about how our sense of taste works that it is in fact mostly smell.   This was the first time I have been to a honey tasting, I never released before now how different honey can taste.  It depends a lot on the time of year and what flowers where in bloom when the bees made the honey.  

It almost makes me want to steel a little of my girls honey just to see what there honey tastes like.  They are way to small there is no way I can harvest any honey from this year... but maybe a taste.  But how to know if the honey I taste is from the sugar syrup I have been feeding them the last two weeks or from flowers?   I guess I will just have to wait until next year.

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