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Just jarring this year's honey. First harvest from a new site on the edge of an ancient woodland and it's the thinnest clearest honey I've ever seen!

It's all summer stuff as we didn't get a spring crop with the cold May.

I fed in May for two weeks when the girls were desperate but didn't have supers on and this started going into the supers mid way to the end of June.

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Borage maybe, have you an idea yourself.
 

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Mine still shows no sign of crystalising which will be a first here!
 

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The clearest I ever have seen so far was from Shetland from fushia. It was virtually colourless.

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So this apiary is on the edge of Hainault Forest. In the other direction mostly farmland with a bit of dairy and horse pasture the rest arable.

My RBI did mention that it's a borage area so that could be it although I haven't seen any.

The forest is full of Holly, Hawthorne and blackthorn with some brambles so more of a spring flow from there.

I think there are some lime trees within reach as well.
 

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I've had buckets of the same thin pale honey this year and tastes of nothing really.
The bees have brought in lime without fail every year up until now but not a drop this summer. 🙁
Some 20%, some 21% . Very disappointing.
I'm going to have to have a word with them next year!😉
 

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Just jarring this year's honey. First harvest from a new site on the edge of an ancient woodland and it's the thinnest clearest honey I've ever seen!

It's all summer stuff as we didn't get a spring crop with the cold May.

I fed in May for two weeks when the girls were desperate but didn't have supers on and this started going into the supers mid way to the end of June.

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My very first honey harvest is the same colour, two huge borage fields close by
 

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Just jarring this year's honey. First harvest from a new site on the edge of an ancient woodland and it's the thinnest clearest honey I've ever seen!

It's all summer stuff as we didn't get a spring crop with the cold May.

I fed in May for two weeks when the girls were desperate but didn't have supers on and this started going into the supers mid way to the end of June.

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Did you test the water content?
 

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