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Old 10-05-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Has anyone made mead with Killer Bee honey before? If so, what in particular did you make?

 
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Has anyone made mead with Killer Bee honey before? If so, what in particular did you make?

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:42 AM   #3
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unfortunately the few people ive talked to ended up destroying the honey getting rid of the bees. ive been looking for some i heard its great!

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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yea... let me know how that goes...
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:44 AM   #5
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The honey produced by "killer" bees does not differ from that of non africanized bees. Honey bees in North america that have been hybridized by invasion with african bees gain increased agression and defensiveness but do not produce different honey. The main influence on the flavor of honey is the plants that the bees have gathered nectar from.

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:01 AM   #6
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I haven't tried that, but I do make all my meads with jackalope snouts.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:13 PM   #7
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I picked up a gallon of the stuff this weekend at the Maryland renaissance festival. The booth I got it at was called Bee Folks (The Bee Folks). Preatty pricey at $54.00 for a gallon.

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #8
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even their standard wildflower is 54$ per gallon they are generaly just overpriced

 
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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I used to collect bees from people with bee problems with my friend. He had the business and I would go out with him to get em. Once he had to tarp the hive and then wait them out till they were dead. Most of the time though the poeple wanted to save money from an exterminator and would let him come out and grab them. I went with him once and saw an african hive, man!!!!! They are very aggressive and good honey producers, just fricken crazy. You can steal the african queen and replace it with a Russian or other domesticated queen and eventually turn the hive if it doesn't swarm before hand.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:27 PM   #10
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i get a lot of bees on my property but cant quite seem to find the hive, would it be possible to set a trap and collect them and introduce a new queen after 24-48 hours

 
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