Honey with a heavy pollen taste for mead?
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  1. #1
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    Default Honey with a heavy pollen taste for mead?

    I have some honey that has some kind of pollen in it that gives it a heavy nutty taste. Its not an unpleasant taste but its also not one I'd want in honey that I was using as a spread. I've never had honey taste quite like this harvest did. All the honey out of a set of supers I put on all at the same time had that taste, the rest of it was normal. Would it be OK to make mead out it? Can I expect that that pollen taste will disappear as the carboy settles?
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    Default Re: Honey with a heavy pollen taste for mead?

    Send me a case after you make it and I'll let you know if it was a good idea or not!

    Smart aleck answers aside, interesting flavors in the honey could make for a delicious and unique mead product. Do you have a better use for the nutty flavored honey?
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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