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Checked the hives today - one had eight full frames of capped honey. I pulled a frame and took off about half of one side. The honey is a dark amber color, good flavor, but "browner" than I had thought honey would be. Is the color due to what they are feeding on (wildflowers, some early white clover, flowering field weeds, etc.)? Also, isn't it kind of early for honey?
 

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Now if I can just keep my sister from getting too greedy -- she tasted it yesterday and started asking for a jar to take home. She'll just have to wait until May!
 

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My capping honey isn't darker, but I don't heat the wax to separate the honey since I only have a few hives. I just use gravity and then wash the wax when most of the honey has drained.
 

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I like the dark honey also, some people dont like brazilian pepper honey but last years crop was outstanding and tasted very good.
 
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