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Rhododendrons honey is supposedly toxic.
 

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Really? Privet tastes bad? We have tons of privet growing wild and it always smells wonderful. Now I'm sad. :(
 

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What is "bad" or "revolting" to some is delicious and extremely desirable to others.

When we give tastes of goldenrod honey it is clear that there are camps...some customers make a face, for others it is their favorite and they will buy in increasingly larger jars.

I could sell buckwheat honey at every market if I had it.

I've eaten pure almond comb honey and loved it. Yes, it is bitter but I love bitter foods. It reminded me a little of a sweet inner part of a peach pit.

Go by how the honey tastes to you and your potential customers, not by fear of something tasting "bad". There is someone for every honey!

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>Buckwheat. It produces a revolting flavor of honey.

And yet it sells for $13 or more a pound...

A lot of it is in the taste buds of the consumer. But I have had a few honey's that had a bad aftertaste, like cough medicine... not sure what they were from. Knowing bees, it could be from cough syrup...
 

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Don't know about what tastes bad, but I had a small sample of chile pequin hot honey and that is when I had to get a hive!
 

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Don't know about the taste,But when they are bring in Goldenrod sure don't smell good,
u can sure sya that again !!
smells like old gym socks and fritos ewwwwwww hahahaha. its pretty much all i can smell for a week after i first open the hives after winter lol. but, i really do like the taste.
 

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Surely you jest. I LOVE privet honey. It's dark and strong. Probably my favorite honey of all. Ya'll can keep that barely colored clover honey and I'll take the privet!
Yep, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
 

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>Buckwheat. It produces a revolting flavor of honey.

And yet it sells for $13 or more a pound...

A lot of it is in the taste buds of the consumer.
I've got a bottle of it here. Tastes just the way a stale urinal smells. I couldn't give it away around here. It's just revolting. We did a 'honey tasting' some time back with some friends, had 7 different floral honey types. 3 of our friends actually spat the buckwheat honey out onto the table.
 

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I think we all have different taste buds. I bet mixing the clover and buckwheat will taste good though with the right
combination of course. Remember that bees will forage a 3 mile radius for pollen and nectar. So your honey might
be a mixture of different nectar combined. So what you thought is one type of honey might be something else mixed in.
Try diluting the strong smell with a mild honey to soothe your taste. I am still thinking how to make the eucalyptus honey
taste better that they harvest in the Spring and Fall. It tastes almost like cough drop or menthol/camphor medicine flavor.
 
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