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The Poot

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Comb being drawn out this year is exceedingly yellow. Is that from foraging on willow, osr, and/or dandelion?
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dandelion
Thanks Jenks, I was hoping it was so.
I’m in an elevated valley and over the top is a couple of fields of rape; as the bee flies, about a mile away, but at a much higher elevation.
They’ve never found it before thankfully, but it’s the nearest it’s been this year.
 
I’m hanging onto my last half bucket of dandelion honey from 2022. I sold 20 jars at Conwy Fair in twenty minutes last year.
None this year alas.
 
I’m hanging onto my last half bucket of dandelion honey from 2022. I sold 20 jars at Conwy Fair in twenty minutes last year.
None this year alas.
had a whiff of it from some of the hives at the quarry yesterday, and saw some hives with fresh nectar in the combs but not enough overall for a quantifiable amount.
 

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