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Raw honey
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Rhonda    Posted 04-14-2004 at 19:16:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi again everyone. I have another question. Does anyone know where I might buy some raw honey around this area? I live in Southern Illinois. Honey has gotten so expensive at the store so I thought I might find a bee keeper that would be willing to sell some right out of the hive. I'd even bring my own container!


Wallsal55    Posted 04-15-2004 at 07:35:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beekeepers often keep their hives near Wildflower
(walks, preserves). Bees need wildflowers, wildflowers need bees. Check with conservation
office in your county. Sometimes beekeepers
are involved with 4-H and the county fair showing
their products. Good luck!
(If you ever have a chance to take in a wildflower walk, and come upon a natural hive
in the woods [but not too close], it's quite an
experience!)


E. G. HENDRICKSON    Posted 04-15-2004 at 04:00:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YOU MIGHT TRY, WALLY DIEHNELT HA@HONEYACRES.COM
OR WWW.BACKYARDBEEKEEPERS.COM. MR.DIEHNELT CAN
PROBALLY FIND A KEEPER CLOSE TO YOU. HE MANAGES
OVER 2,700 COLONIES IN THE MIDWEST.


Lazy Al    Posted 04-15-2004 at 03:51:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you ever see any hives around you ? If so ask who puts them there and go that route .
Most honey farmer sale honey direct .
I eat raw honey ever day from a guy down the road .
Al


Raw Honey?    Posted 04-15-2004 at 03:34:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could make all sorts of inuendo sorts of comments, but I won't... ;-)

All honey is 'raw'...I assume you are speaking about buying it still in the comb?...

Maybe the best suggestion so far is to find a bee and follow it...Or drive around till you see a place that has a bunch of hives and stop and ask the people...


Dieselrider    Posted 04-15-2004 at 04:04:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually some of the honey baught in stores has had to be "pasturized" in order for public sale. That may be what there meaning. Some states require it.


Well, I'll be...    Posted 04-15-2004 at 05:39:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just read up on it...I stand corrected...

Articles all state that it is a marketing thing and not a health issue...Keeps the honey from crystalizing over time in the jar...

No one here does that...I have no idea about the stuff carried in the large chain-stores as I would not eat that stuff unless it was the only thing around...And it isn't...Almost as many honey people around here as Maple people...


ron,ar    Posted 04-14-2004 at 20:00:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
most roadside vendors selling produce also sell honey and syrup products. You might try a farmers market in your area. If all else fails, find a honey bee, follow it home, ya gotta be quick tho:^)


deadcarp    Posted 04-14-2004 at 19:35:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
First of all, honey has to be gathered by a bee or they're not allowed to label it "honey" so if it claims it's honey, it probably is. Secondly, if it's too expensive you might be shopping at the wrong store. :)


Judy in IN    Posted 04-15-2004 at 05:45:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, "raw" honey is better for you, and if you can find some in your area, it will help with allergies if you have any. That stuff they sell as honey in the local grocery often comes from China. They feed the bees sugar water there to make their honey.....Yuck! Watch out for that product.


deadcarp    Posted 04-15-2004 at 08:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
In reality, all honey is sugar and water. In fact you can boil sugar-water down in a double-boiler and it turns into a passable honey. Or molasses if it's boiled a bit longer. You can add clover blossoms for different flavor. People were doing that years ago and peddling it as honey - that's why it's regulated now. Honey's extremely high acid content means it cn be stored unrefrigerated almost forever - so can battery acid. Like anything else, be careful with honey - some people are allergic to it. :)



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