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    Default pollen enriched honey ?

    Has anyone intentionally added bee pollen back into honey? A quick google search yields some product links, but I couldn't find any info on how to do it. Does anyone have guidance? Is it possible, and if so how much pollen to honey and what are some possible precautions.

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    keep them seperate. if you wish to take supplimental bee pollen, just do so. there is no advantage in adulterating your honey. good luck,mike
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    Ditto Mike's comments.

    This reminds me of a label that reads "all the things naturally found in honey, including beeswax, pollen, and propolis"(paraphrased). Honey is what is naturally found in honey. Traces of pollen also occur. That is one way that honeys can be identified as per their floral source. There is no need to add extra pollen.

    Any added ingredients are supposed to noted on your label.
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    we do a pollen packed honey. Sells great!
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    Thanks Chef.

    Got any tips you'd like to share on how you prepare it? How much pollen do you add? How do you handle the pollen?

    BTW, still love'in your fireweed - just awesome!!!

    To the other two replies, well, I don't see this as a negative thing at all. I'm attempting to craft a product that customers might really appreciate - sounds like Chef hit the mark before me. Not trying to hide anything - I plan to openly market this as pollen enriched honey. I'm using MY honey together with pollen collected by MY bees. Don't see a problem at all.

    Adulterated has such negative spin...let's reserve that word for those adding corn syurp to their honey. Enriched is much more positive and is truly in the context of what I intend.

    Thanks.

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    For the folks who dont agree (nor understand to be frank) dont understand the REASON behind selling it. It is for people who need more pollen to fight their allergies but do not like to take pollen as is nor there might not be enough pollen in the honey to help as much as they need.

    Astro: call me 360 261 2055 or email me isaac@sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com and I would love to help out. And thanks for the kind words regarding our fireweed honey. It is one of my favorite.
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    And if someone has an anaphalactic reaction to your amped up honey, who is liable ?

    Have actually heard of this from someone chewing on comb honey and finding a pollen cell.

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    Curious, are food vendors liable for customer's allergies? Or their allergic reactions? Anything seems possible, but if all ingredients are listed on the product label, as labeling laws require, it would seem the customer should be responsible for what they eat and how it affects them.

    Are automobile manufacturers liable for all the accidents their customers experience?
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    In todays society everyone is liable for anything, example McDonalds and "hot" cofee.
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    lol... hot coffee! Hhe he he

    Fuzzy: Great concern. We tell them how to take it but on our web site, we have a disclaimer. But same issue if you sell them straight pollen. Straight pollen has more of an effect then the pollen packed honey does. For us, it is marketing. They have three choices if they have allergies....1) take wild flower honey. 2) take pollen packed honey. 3) take straight honey.

    But of course, we do have insurance for some idiot who would misuse any of our items.

    But to be frank, Fuzzy brings up a bigger issue.... liability all around. We sell tons of candles... non have a warning label on them

    Silly really.
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    Jo:

    I dont honestly think so unless a customer discloses. For example "please, no mushrooms, I am allergic". Type of thing.
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    we do a pollen packed honey. Sells great!
    Do you have an ingreients label, since you are adding something to the honey? Or aren't you supposed to?

    You also wrote about discliamers and warningas. Do you have a botulism warning on your products? If yes, why not a pollen warning?
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    According to the USDA (and WSDA here), I dont need to add an ingredient list. I have asked and they said no need to becasue it is like chunk honey. Makes since.

    No botulism warning. It has been advised by our layer however to be honest, NO CASES have ever been found regarding honey and boutlusim so it is of my opinion that I do not need it. This is ONLY my opinion. We do have a disclaimer concering on pollen. It is on the web site on our pollen page.

    great questions!
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    It is my understanding (sorry not sure if this is state or federal) that as long as you add "NOTHING" to your honey you are covered by the Dept of AG and as such require no special kitchens/permits etc.
    As soon as you "ADD" anything to your honey you no longer are covered and in order to sell your honey would need to use an approved and licensed facility (commercial kitchen) if you dont you open yourself up to all sorts of problems

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    Dve is right however adding pollen, coomb, ect is the exception to the rule.
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    According to the USDA (and WSDA here), I dont need to add an ingredient list. I have asked and they said no need to becasue it is like chunk honey. Makes since.
    How is it like chunk honey? Do you mean that adding pollen to honey is like adding chunk honey to a jar of honey? Therefore an ingredient list isn't necassary?
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    Default Re: pollen enriched honey ?

    that would be correct.
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