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I live in central Alabama. This year I moved a few of my hives to my hunting lease. Why? It's 1000 acres COVERED in blackberries. Wanted to see if I could get a big head start on the flow.

So I harvested today. The first 6 frames I extracted, literally, had yellow honey. Very clear and a very mild taste. Pardon me if this sounds vulgar, but the color in the jar looks just as if you've given a urine sample at the doctor!! Sorry, but it's the only color I can describe!

So, is this the result of the early season blackberry flow? I can't seem to find any pics or descriptions of what actual blackberry honey looks like. I've posted a couple of pics that don't even come close to showing how yellow/clear the honey is. What are you guys' thoughts?

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/theriverhawk/Newhoney.jpg


http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/theriverhawk/Newhoney4.jpg
 

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Looks IDENTICAL to mine...blackberry baby......and its AWESOME
 

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A. It is easier to see what the color might be if it were in a honey jar.
B. Promote the pure blackberriness out of it and don't give it away cheaply. Unless that is what you do w/ your honey.
 

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I am selling mine for 9.00 a 1/2 pint or basically a pund and its going like mad. had to stop the 10yr old so I would have some reserve for me....LOL
 

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This is RIGHT after we put it in, bubbles hadn't even setteld down yet. Clear as it can be now, but YELLOW(pee yellow that is)

 

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Looks like light amber to me. Back light your jars of honey when taking pics of them and it will be easier to see what the color is.
 

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looks like great honey to me. Nothing worng with the color I can tell. If you see my late harvest of knotweed it looks like motor oil.
 

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This was our first ever honey...oh how i cherish it...LOL
 
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