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Thread: soy bean honey

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    Hi I had a local farmer ask me about putting s few hives on his soy bean fields. Is the honey off soy beans any good or should I stick to clover?
    Thanks Dan

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    I don't know for sure where all of my honey comes from, but there are both alfalfa fields and soy bean fields all around. My honey is very light and very delicious.

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    Soybean honey is a little darker then clover or alfalfa. It also has a bit of a afterbite taste. It is still very good but soybeans do not produce a lot of nectar to make honey with.

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    Then I'm guessing mine is more alfalfa and wild fruit trees and wildflowers.

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    Kayakdg, I keep 6 hives on an organic farm that grows a lot of soy beans. The honey is a little darker but has an amazing taste. Go for it, your bees will enjoy it too. Steve

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