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At a French ski resort, honey sold in solid blocks. 31€50 per kg with a large block on open display.
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Jarred honey at 17-18 € per 500g.
 
There's a post today on the shop's Instagram account of cutting up the honey with what looks like a cheese wire. I don't know how they get round honey being hygroscopic and on open display - I'd be concerned about the block absorbing moisture and inquisitive fingers.




I'm off to the Alps again in a couple of weeks but heading to Italy this time. Last time I was there I found some delicious dandelion honey which I will look out for again.
 
Maybe they have a quick turnover.
I’ve seen honey sold like butter blocks wrapped in grease proof
 
I’m down to my last half bucket.
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The tarassaco is the dandelion. Having had the monofloral, I'm fairly sure that my spring crop can have dandelion, it seems to be more dominant when we have a later spring and little OSR available locally.
 
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The tarassaco is the dandelion. Having had the monfloral, I'm fairly sure that my spring crop can have dandelion, it seems to be more dominant when we have a later spring and little OSR available locally.
Really?
This is mine in the comb and crystallised in the jar

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I definitely get dandelion, the orchards where I have a couple of apiaries are covered in dandelions in the spring. But if the main flowering is before early to mid April my colonies aren't strong enough to get a majority crop from it.
 
I definitely get dandelion, the orchards where I have a couple of apiaries are covered in dandelions in the spring. But if the main flowering is before early to mid April my colonies aren't strong enough to get a majority crop from it.
Mine never are
I was lucky to get a bucket last year. I don’t normally take a spring crop
 
I think selling in a block is a damn good idea. No jar costs. I might ponder on this one.
 

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