Re: Strange taste of honey bought
The opaque color may be from the honey crystallizing? The flavor may be your own taste buds wacky interpretation? Get a second or third opinion and see if others agree?
Just because someone has certificates or license doesn't mean that they follow practices they know are acceptable. Beeks are people just like everyone else. There's both good and bad. It's entirely possible that they are using petroleum lubricates in the extractor to save a buck or two? Maybe cleaned with something they shouldn't have? Who knows?
If you and a friend or two agree that it may be tainted with petroleum products, it's entirely up to you where to go next. That would be a bad thing if it is and could cause others problems? If you were to pursue it further, you should take the initiative and have it tested before making accusations that can cost someone their possible livelihood.
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