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Old 06-06-2010, 03:21 AM   #1
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A friend got me interested in beekeeping a little over a year ago and another friend gave me hops, which got me interested in homebrewing. My homebrewing took off like gangbusters this winter. I just got my first honey harvest and made a basic mead today. Here's the first harvest (3.5 gal). I have about the same amount left and the bees are still busy :-) Thanks for the tips and I'll post the progress.



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Old 06-06-2010, 03:38 AM   #2
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wow, that's a variety. I imagine that some of the lighter stuff is tupelo, judging by your location. What's the dark stuff?

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Thanks! The color is deceptive. It's all about the same color although a few frames did have darker honey. The blue topped containers to the left have a blue tint plastic that makes the honey look darker than it actually is. In our area of NC the bulk of the nectar flow is poplar, but we have a lot of holly and clover. There is also a large area of Japanese Knotwood nearby that must have spread during some flooding a few years ago. That blooms all summer and is suppose to make a dark flavorful honey.

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