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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.