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Melted beeswax

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 28, 2013

Melted beeswax starting to solidify.

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When honey isn’t honey

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 23, 2013

“More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.

The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled “honey.”

The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies.”

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Birch sap

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 2, 2013

I wonder if my honey refractometer can be used to measure the sugar content of the birch sap?

Bee in birch sap

Bee in birch sap

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