I would love to see a chemical analysis of some of the "Honey" from some of our major metropolitan areas......
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Are you saying that the honey from the city is no good trash or not as good as anything in the country?I would love to see a chemical analysis of some of the "Honey" from some of our major metropolitan areas......
Are you of the opinion that the source of what produces honey is immaterial? I doubt it.Are you saying that the honey from the city is no good trash or not as good as anything in the country?
I think my post was very clear in stating that I would love to see a chem analysis of the honey from some of our major metropolitan areas to see what other crap is being collected as "nectar".Are you saying that the honey from the city is no good trash or not as good as anything in the country?
They do. We got a call recently from some folks who run a fresh juice stand downtown. Honeybees were all over the place and since the proprietors are very environmentally conscious, they were not going to spray the bees, as might happen in many places. Instead, they called the local bee association. But as far as forage sources go, this juice stand was really, really upscale. If you amortized the cost, it would be the most expensive honey ever made.I don't recall ever seeing bees foraging on soda cans or rotten fruit, like yellow jacket wasps do. But it could happen. Any sweetened liquid that is available to honey bees could be gathered by them. They do go for the lowest hanging fruit, so to say.
asn.usda/pdp"But according to USDA's Pesticide Database Program honey has very little pesticide residue in it at all."
I should do homework on this.
It may seem like it, but I don't know why it would. Bees forage on plants that will kill them. So, why wouldn't they forage on something that you and i might not find appealing. What is appealing to or smells good to a bee? Another Thread there, perhaps?Seems the like the smell of heavy metals etc, would repel them.
I understand what you are saying, but I have heard otherwise. I have heard the max radius they will fly is 2 miles, while they are willing to go 6-7 away to swarm.The closer to there hive they forage the more efficient they are. The farther they travel the longer it takes to make a round trip. They are very efficient in a 1.5 to 2 mile radius, but will travel up to 6-7 if they have to.