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    Default Deep fried Bees?

    I just came back from Oaxaca Mexico, Deep South of Mexico.
    I tried the grasshoppers as well as crickets and other insects; they are supreme!

    As I was eating insects, I just wonder if anyone has eaten bees, larva or pupa. If so, can you tell me what they taste like?

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Larva and pupae are kind of bitter, but ok I guess.
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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    You two...stay FAR AWAY from my hives!!
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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    Larva and pupae are kind of bitter, but ok I guess.
    If you add a bit of comb filled with honey it makes a dandy sweet & sour experience..... or so I hear

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I have enjoyed drone larvae from drip boards with the honey drips on top. Actually quite delicious. Never noticed any kind of bitterness, rather more like cream. Yummy.

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I think I'm gonna puke!
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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I've found recipes for different things that require whole or chopped bees.

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I have never had the opportunity to eat bee pupa or larvae, I have been told that the termites tastes like Almonds.
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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I have eaten bees and larvae in various dishes and enjoyed them a lot. I always thought it was funny when people show revulsion when I tell them about the insects I have eaten. Most of them would break down the door to get to my shrimp that I cook. Seems like a shrimp is a lot more like a bug than a cow

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I bet they taste better than the grubs we had to eat in Army survival training...LOL.
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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Island Apiaries View Post
    Most of them would break down the door to get to my shrimp that I cook. Seems like a shrimp is a lot more like a bug than a cow
    I love cockroach of the seas (shrimp).

    How would you easily harvest some drone brood to eat? Seems like a lot of work to go for to get a little brood and a bunch of wax. I've always tossed my scrapings of the bottom of frames with squished brood to my chickens. They love them!

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I eat larvae off of the grafting needle
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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    OK now I'm confused! how do you get the bee's to land in HOT OIL.....lol

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    The Syriac Book of Medicines recommends a handful of bees roasted in oil as a remedy to turn gray hair black.

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I'm on it. Will it fill in the spot on the back of my head too.

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.buzz View Post
    The Syriac Book of Medicines recommends a handful of bees roasted in oil as a remedy to turn gray hair black.
    For me that'd be a *lot* of handfuls

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I tried once drone brood frayed with onions,they were delicious.
    If you wand to try the dish
    First you have to put the comb in dip freeze for few hours
    Second to crash it over a bowl full of cold water,
    Third you collect the brood from the bottom of the vessel free of wax.
    Be careful do not over cook them.

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Is this like John the Baptist in the wilderness? Are any of yall wearing camel hair?

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    I am dying. This is hilarious! I have never ever heard of eating bees in my life! Kudos for you guys for being adventurous! Maybe I will have to add this one to my bucket list!

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    Default Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by bee-green View Post
    I tried once drone brood frayed with onions,they were delicious.
    If you wand to try the dish
    First you have to put the comb in dip freeze for few hours
    Second to crash it over a bowl full of cold water,
    Third you collect the brood from the bottom of the vessel free of wax.
    Be careful do not over cook them.
    How much work does this represent, to gather how large a portion?

    I've always been curious about this, if not for myself then for adventurous clients. However, collecting brood looks like so much trouble... and such a heavy drain on a colony. To be profitable, I only have to assume that the clients would need to spit out a ton of $$$ for a serving.
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