What to do with goldenrod surplus.
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  1. #1
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    Default What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    This year I was thinking if I get any goldenrod surplus I would make creamed honey out of most of it since it will be solid in a couple of months anyway. Didn't know if there were any negative thoughts on this one.

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    what to do with goldenrod surplus???? just ship that honey to me,i'll share with barry,it'll be gone before it crystallizes.my goldenrod does not always crystalize super fast,if it starts u could start creamin

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    It is not that I don't know what to do with it. It is just that my goldenrod honey usually sits for a while, then it usually always crystalizes. I thought if I crystalized it on my own it would be better.

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    Sure, why not. But the best creamed honey is made w/ the whitest honey. If you are going to heat the grod to then cream it, you don't need to cream it because after heating it enough to cream it it won't set up anytime soon unless seeded.

    So why not simply heat it and strain it and bottle it?
    Mark Berninghausen

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    Sell it!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    I do sell it, but to very few people. Most people around here do not prefer it.

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    Thats too bad, I bought and resold 15 tons of it last year.

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    I bottle it and wait for it to crystaleze then I sell it for $2.00 more than regular honey. People around here will pay a premium price for it. I have a long list of customers waiting for it.
    Clint
    Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    It has been my experience that Goldenrod Honey has a slight scent to it that is different that regular honey and people with bad fall allergies love it. However, my suggestion is to find a local winery and sell it to them to make Mead (wine honey). I did that and both of us loved the results!! (just another option)...

    Good luck,
    Phil
    Grandchildren are the best.... Bees a close second....

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    to quote Audrey II, "Feed Me!"

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    Default Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    Andrew, I have not seen that movie in a really long time! I made 40 gallons of mead last year from my golden rod honey. A winery may be a good idea.

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