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storm1969
09-23-2007, 06:46 PM
You need to keep me from going into honey stores! Went into the Bee Folks both at the MD Ren Faire today, not expecting to buy anything because they are very expensive....

But I came out of the booth with 4 Gallons of honey! (they did give me a break for buying a case...)

2 gallons of killer bee honey and 2 gallons of Arrowleaf.

Like I needed more honey!

akueck
09-23-2007, 08:44 PM
I have a plan for you. Chain-mail honey distribution: you send a bucket to one of us, we take a few ladles out and send it to the next person, etc. Send it to 10 friends and your wish will be granted!!

ucflumberjack
09-23-2007, 09:10 PM
how do you like those honey's? i have been wondering about the killerbee honey.

storm1969
09-23-2007, 09:37 PM
how do you like those honey's? i have been wondering about the killerbee honey.


Both of them were very nice.
The Killer bee was dark, creamy and had a lot of flavor. I get the idea that it is like wildflower....

The arrowleaf had a lot of complexity but was much lighter. I'm expecting good things from both...

I think I am going to do straight meads from both.

Oh yeah, for anybody that cares, the killer bee is supposed to be organic.

BeeFolks
12-10-2007, 09:28 PM
I wouldn't call us expensive - I would say that we ask a fair price for a quality product!

Killer Bee is a wildflower honey from Brazil. The bees down there have been africanized for years, if not decades, hence the name. It varies a bit from time to time, but so far has always been a variation of caramel. We purchase it as organic, but we are not certified yet, so since it passes through our pumps, we cannot put the USDA-organic label on it yet. I am hoping to finish up the paperwork for certification over the winter....

Arrowleaf is actually a type of clover. It is lighter and sweeter than the clover in the store, and crystallizes much faster. Not certain if the difference in the taste is because of the variety of clover it was drawn from, and how much is the fact that much of the clover honey in the store is corn-syrup/honey imported from China....