View Full Version : Hops honey

06-10-2009, 09:38 PM
I didn't want to post this in the "ingredients" section, because even if I were to find some, I doubt I would use any for a traditional mead (perhaps a braggot) but just out of curiosity, has anyone ever seen or tasted hop blossom honey?

06-11-2009, 12:58 AM
Hmm, guess I never pictured bees frequenting hops plants. They don't have flowers. I suppose they could dig around in the cones, but your not going to find any sweet nectar there, just extremely bitter resin.

I guess it could exist...I've never heard of it. :confused: /shrug

06-11-2009, 03:38 AM
Hmmm...., good question Ben. I've grown LOTs of hops but I've never seen a bee on them. Never! Lady bugs, aphids, etc., but never bee. There is a HUGE layer of pollen but I've never seen a bee attracted.