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  1. #1
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    Aug 2012
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    Loyal, Wisconsin,USA
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    Smile Mint flavor in honey

    hi from Loyal Wi. Harvested a super of mint scented and flavored honey today. super was placed 6-30 and was full but uncapped in 1 week. Could this be basswood honey? Our property is surrounded but I didn't notice blooms untill 7-13. Any other ideas?

  2. #2
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    Denver, Colorado, USA
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    Default Re: Mint flavor in honey

    More than likely its Basswood ie Lindenwood honey. It produces when in season very heavy and has a mint like flavor. It is very popular honey for those who like it. We have a heavy Lindenwood flow in Denver this year and I took the supers off last week after they were capped. The honey we get this second half of the summer is very different and I don't like mixing them because the mint comes through the entire batch. If you can find a market for it you can get top dollar. It is supposed to have medicinal properties. Good luck

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Mint flavor in honey

    thanks for the info. My husband and I both like the flavor so I'm sure others will too. I will have supers to harvest that were placed later in the month. It will be interesting to taste the difference?

  4. #4
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    Loyal, Wisconsin,USA
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    Default Re: Mint flavor in honey

    Did sell this honey as basswood. A local longtime bee keeper said he'd never seen such a white basswood honey. We had tasting available when selling and it's been a popular seller. Had to put some aside for us! Harvested a super from our other hive and though it has some basswood flavor is not as light.

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