Re: Oak tree honey?
Aphids suck the sap from the leaves and stems of trees and other plants, you might call aphids the varroa mite of the plant world. These aphids expel plant sugars in excess of the aphids own needs. Some ant species herd aphids for the aphids’ sweet secretions. Bees also collect this aphid dew and make honey from it called “honeydew” honey. I’ve never heard of anyone who “markets” honeydew honey. I’ve been told that it is an acquired taste. But so is maple syrup and maple syrup is also made from tree sap. I’ve also heard honeydew honey is quite popular in Europe and sells at a premium. I assume this is what he was telling you.
Originally Posted by samak
Park a car with a clean windshield under an oak tree all day and night and the next morning look for little sticky droplets of dew on the windshield. This I think, is what bees work to make “honeydew” honey. Just MHO.
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