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Bees make mint honey after eating fondant

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Apiarist Paul Snowden was amazed when his bees started to make mint-flavoured honey.

It emerged the bees - starved of their usual supply of nectar because of the poor British summer - had sought alternative sustenance and had flown half-a-mile to a plant which recycles confectionary waste into animal feed.

http://www.telegraph...nt-fondant.html

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

Gourmet honey.  Wonder if it will bring a higher price.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

yuck, yucky, yuck and yucky ,yuck, yucky.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

Hehe...that is kind of cool!  Maybe he should leave out some sugar for them when its a naft summer (which I am assuming means dry or at least flowerless) .  He could even flavor it in cool ways and make some really interesting honey.

Licorice honey, marshmallow honey, cherry honey, ooh - peach flavored!  I'd totally try that one!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Honey is good on toast!! i want to try new flavors


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

hahahahaha nice story... i wonder when will the bees transform the mud to honey....


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

mmmm yum


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

A metallic aftertaste. Makes ya wonder what else is in it.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Wow...


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Interesting story since I like honey and its a great nutrient.  I don't know why but when I read the comment yuck yucky it just crossed my mind, isn't honey from a worker bee a form of glorious bee poop? Kind of like an egg is a hen's way of menustration? Yucky Yuck made a lot of weird things cross my thoughts about what we eat!  LOL


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

I like honey but I'm not sure about mint flavoured. It doesn't sound too appetising somehow :unsure2:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Can anyone say mojito?


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostWhite Unicorn, on 10 November 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

Interesting story since I like honey and its a great nutrient.  I don't know why but when I read the comment yuck yucky it just crossed my mind, isn't honey from a worker bee a form of glorious bee poop? Kind of like an egg is a hen's way of menustration? Yucky Yuck made a lot of weird things cross my thoughts about what we eat!  LOL

Yeah, probably best to not think about it too much... Lol  But it also makes one wonder who was the very first person to try whatever gross thing and how did that person convince the second person to try it?

Second person - ... You say you saw it drop out of where???

First person - I know, I know..... But crack a couple of those and scramble the slimy stuff over some heat and wow!  And its even better with that spoiled, solidified milk melted into it!!

Yum!  Now I'm hungry!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Bees are fascinating creatures. They are just doing their job, gathering sugar sweet stuff for making honey. Perhaps we should plant extra flowers for them?


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

View PostWhite Unicorn, on 10 November 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

Interesting story since I like honey and its a great nutrient.  I don't know why but when I read the comment yuck yucky it just crossed my mind, isn't honey from a worker bee a form of glorious bee poop? Kind of like an egg is a hen's way of menustration? Yucky Yuck made a lot of weird things cross my thoughts about what we eat!  LOL

Lol, honey is not bee poop or other, um, nether regions discharge... It's dried vomit.
Bees have a special stomach they collect nectar into. These field bees are then greeted by hive bees and the field bees vomit up the nectar to the hive bees. The hive bees start digesting and adding enzymes before vomiting it up into the hives cell walls. The vomit is then fanned by bees to dry out, resulting in honey.





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