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Xixist
02-14-2009, 06:24 AM
Once upon a time I worked in a large wholesale orchid greenhouse. Vast areas of flowering plants put off an overpowering sweet smell at various times of the day as each perfumes to a different type pollinator. On the stems below the robust flowers like Catalaya, orchid nectar would gather in large drops. I used to eat it daily as it was sweeter than honey and bursting with floral flavors. I never considered collecting it up as a product but now that I have discovered mead making I think back on this. Hmmmm.
Just some thoughts on orchid nectar. Thanx for listening.
Xixist

STLBrewer
02-16-2009, 12:08 AM
Alas, I know nothing of Orchid nectar, but if you are still alive and kicking after eating it, then I would say that it would at the very least add a nice floral note to a mead. I would want to do some serious research about it before trying it, however...