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The Poot

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I expect many will be at the point of extracting hawthorn (with dandelion) honey - possibly for the first time. Are there any tips specific to this honey mix that will make the delightful process easier - and most effective? Is it particularly gloopy?
 
I expect many will be at the point of extracting hawthorn (with dandelion) honey - possibly for the first time. Are there any tips specific to this honey mix that will make the delightful process easier - and most effective? Is it particularly gloopy?
It's gorgeous honey, no special requirements.
 
It's gorgeous honey, no special requirements.
Thanks Steve, that’s very reassuring 👍
Jars arriving today, so good to go if sealed on inspection tomorrow.
 
I expect many will be at the point of extracting hawthorn (with dandelion) honey - possibly for the first time. Are there any tips specific to this honey mix that will make the delightful process easier - and most effective? Is it particularly gloopy?
I’m as careful as I can be to separate the capped dandelion if possible
 
My dandelion has yellow cappings
And it has a distinct ping.
I’ve not thought of cappings colour, thanks, that might be a good steer.
For ping do you mean pong? 😂
 
I expect many will be at the point of extracting hawthorn (with dandelion) honey - possibly for the first time. Are there any tips specific to this honey mix that will make the delightful process easier - and most effective? Is it particularly gloopy?
Temperatures five to six degrees warmer than average there lately must have helped?
I'd be interested to see it in a bottled jar if you can be bothered posting (a photo...not the actual jar) :)
 
Temperatures five to six degrees warmer than average there lately must have helped?
I'd be interested to see it in a bottled jar if you can be bothered posting (a photo...not the actual jar) :)
I’ll try to remember to post a photo @Antipodes but I’m not sure the honey‘s capped until I inspect and I’ve been delaying, as they are (I hope) in the process of raising new queens.
 
Temperatures five to six degrees warmer than average there lately must have helped?
I'd be interested to see it in a bottled jar if you can be bothered posting (a photo...not the actual jar) :)
Finally got round to extracting and bottling - despite not being sealed.
So, here you go @Antipodes 🤗1A9C4BF7-C7B9-4997-8BB3-6C3EE3E8A0F9.jpeg
 
Looks too dark for hawthorn; mine looks lemon, like OSR, but in London.
Mines like this no osr near the highest apiary’s but dandelions and Hawthorne the odd crab apple .IMG_0321.jpeg
 

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