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Old 03-04-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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What honey would you wise people recommend for a very light colored mead that would still have a pleasant honey taste?



 
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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Meadowfoam. Fresh orange blossom. Fresh Tupelo. Those are all good.


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My absolute, all-time favourite varietal honey is acacia. It's very light & very floral, it's also very expensive here in MT, but you might be able to get it cheaper where you are. Orange blossom isn't as light in color, but it certainly makes a fine mead. Regards, GF.

 
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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Meadowfoam. Fresh orange blossom. Fresh Tupelo. Those are all good.
ill be in Naples all week and really want to buy a large amount of orange blossom. im thinking of 60lbs. do you know the average cost per pound in your area?

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For me it always winds up being about $3 per pound. I hear about it being cheaper at times but I never seem to be able to catch it. As gratus fementatio mentions, orange blossom may not be the lightest color. To get it light, it has to be really fresh as it seems to darken fairly quickly with age.
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ill be in Naples all week and really want to buy a large amount of orange blossom. im thinking of 60lbs. do you know the average cost per pound in your area?

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You might contact these people: http://www.walkerfarmshoney.com/ I've never done biz with them, but they're in Ft. Myers. What better place to get honey than from the apiary? Regards, GF.

 
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
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That have excellent honey.


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