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Offline nella

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Saw Palmetto honey
« on: July 24, 2020, 03:20:51 pm »
Where can I purchase pure Saw Palmetto honey from a beekeeper?

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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 08:59:36 pm »
It is very good, I like palm honey better than orange, I had great honey that has palm in it but it is wild flower, my palm honey has high moisture and ferments, so we made mead  :cheesy:

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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 02:33:48 am »
PM me I dont know why you want it but I have a yard I can collect All you need. We can discuss this further.

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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2021, 05:36:49 am »
Here at the farm our spring honey is a mixture of Tupelo, Gallberry and Palmetto. They run together with Tupelo coming in first. This year, they palmetto bloom hardly happened.
We never get a pure palmetto honey because it usually happens at the same time as Gallberry.
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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2021, 08:30:52 am »
I had a good palmetto bloom this year unlike last year, so now we will have berry pickers all over the place again.
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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2021, 08:36:54 am »
my palm honey has high moisture and ferments,
I am wondering why the bees would do this.  Is it a question of harvesting too soon?
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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2021, 08:43:30 am »
From past reading, palm honey has a higher yeast count and can easily ferment @ 18%. So not the bees fault.
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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2021, 09:54:24 am »
Rast,
Most palm nectar is very watery and with our high humidity, quite often our spring honey is above 18.5. I usually have to dry it. This year I didn?t have much palm nectar and my honey is at 17.0% moisture content.
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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2021, 09:44:49 pm »
Jim I pulled supers yesterday off three hives and spun today. 3 out of 12 boxes all capped were over 21%. I dont know what they got into but im assuming an early flow of cabbage palm. But my boxes of saw ran around 18.2 to 18.4. And yes it is the yeast count that is the issue tied into moisture.

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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2024, 06:12:59 pm »
Local farmer's markets are a great place to start, as they often feature local honey vendors. Another good option is to reach out to nearby beekeeping associations or clubs?they can connect you with beekeepers who specialize in different types of honey, including Saw Palmetto.
I've found that connecting with local beekeepers not only ensures you're getting quality honey but also supports local agriculture and beekeeping efforts. It's a win-win! Also, if you're curious about managing bees around your space, I found some practical tips on mklibrary.com that could help. Check them out at https://www.mklibrary.com/
« Last Edit: July 08, 2024, 05:52:19 am by NarenMic »

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Re: Saw Palmetto honey
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2024, 11:58:16 pm »
Hi NarenMic,
Thank you for your post. Tell us about yourself. Do you have bees? We are glad to have you as a member! Being you are from Australia and Nella is from America you might not be aware that Nella will not be finding locally produced Saw Palmetto Honey in Pennsylvania as it is know to grow in the Southern parts of The United States. But as you stated, someone at a market may know someone 'from the South' who can ship such honey to Nella.. (In case Nella is still interested 😊)
Where in Australia are you located?
As in Australia, we have diverse climates in different regions of our Country which are suitable for certain plants depending on those locations, at certain times of the year. That is why we ask our members to share their 'general location' so we can better answer questions which may be specific to their area and help with their bees needs. Please add 'your location' to your already posted country of Australia
Thanks,
Phillip

Serenoa repens - Saw Palmetto
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Saw Palmetto, native to North America, is endemic to the southern United States.
Its range extends primarily in coastal areas from Texas to South Carolina.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2024, 01:07:21 am by Ben Framed »

 

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