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  1. #1
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    My wife and I are planning a vacation down to Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina this summer. We MIGHT even get to Georgia.

    Can anyone recommend some local honey from these states that we could purchase during our trip?

    Also, where might I find watermelon honey?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    brushy mountain bee farm is a great place to visit in North Caolina. They also sell some sourwood honey in the store.

  3. #3
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    Hi Jim!
    I used to live near Buffalo. Glad to get out of the snow.
    Where exactly in NC will you be getting to?
    Our local honey (Piedmont triad area) is fantastic. A mixture of tulip poplar and clover which has a very pleasant taste.

    Dont know of anyone with Watermelon honey. That might be a tough one.

    Kurt

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    I live about an hour east of route 95 from Rocky Mount/Wilson. I'll be glad to sell you some honey if you come sometime after the first week of June. Otherwise I sold out yesterday.

  5. #5
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    I'd definitely get some sourwood honey. Tupelo is nice too if you see any.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Tulip Poplar is really very good. If you're in the Raleigh, NC area after mid-June contact me.

    Triangle Bees

  7. #7
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    Hi Jim,

    I live in Suffolk Virginia (very near Williamsburg and Norfolk). I can offer you at least two different types of honey (last season I harvested three times all with very distinctive flavors). My springtime honey is primarily tulip poplar and is very good. My late harvest is almost exclusively cotton honey (an interesting flavor, but crystallizes in about three months). BTW, I'm just a hobbyist with 6 hives.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

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    Everyone,

    Wow - looks like we have lots of choices! I'm going to review our route tonight and get back to you. I think we're mainly following the coast on the way down (with a detour to Goldsboro), then we're swinging up through Columbia and then the Smoky Mountains on the way back.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  9. #9
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    Watermelon does not produce much nectar, if any at all Jim. But they do produce quite a bit of pollen.

  10. #10
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    Astrobee and nursebee,

    We expect to be in your areas June 27 and 28 (Monday and Tuesday).

    nursebee - I sent an email to your juno account.

    Astrobee - what's your email address?

    Thanks again,
    Jim

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    Jim,

    I sent you a private message yesterday.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

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