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My brother is allergic to grass pollen.
Honey does not help.


grass pollen is "anemophilous" i.e airborne so it drifts into all the flowers that bees do harvest - inevitably some will eventually finish up in honey.

Over the years I've had four neighbouring hayfever prone customers who've kept with a regime of half a teaspoon a day of my honey everyday of the year and it's worked for them.

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So it's pot luck if you have grass pollen in your honey.
Only if your bees don't have access to flowering grasses which I suppose must be the case in many urban areas.

Honey bees do collect grass pollen.... oh, hang on, I already wrote that...

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Wind borne grass pollen grains are about .09 mm in dia - so they settle in, and then piggyback on whatever the bee harvests from the flower and get carried back to the hive.
In 1994ish the University of Swansea (maybe Cardiff?) offered a free analysis of pollen in honey samples - mine contained pollen from a variety of what are generally not considered to be bee visited plants.
 

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Another one who hasn't read the book (or maybe it only reads the BBKA website!)
 

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German market in birmingham yesterday, 500gm jars of honey ranging in price from £8.50 to to £11.50 depending on type of honey source.
 

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German market in birmingham yesterday, 500gm jars of honey ranging in price from £8.50 to to £11.50 depending on type of honey source.
Better tell Mrs J that the five quid for half a pound she's getting is not that mad then - had a message off her last night that she already has bulk orders for next year's crop! better ask the bees to be nice and give me a bit more than ten pounds then:)
My parting shot was as she's doing so well we'd better get some more bees - no reply as yet (but little does she know.....................:D)
 

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Other side of the coin. Imported of course.

In Bookers today, 1.3kg of runny honey was £4-95. £1-73 a lb by my calcs.

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Hi, seen a couple of signs out selling local honey for £3.50 for a 1lb jar, that sounds pretty cheap to me. What is the going rate?
I doubt I could get much more than that here in poverty stricken Yarmouth. Then again, a lot of hospital workers here too that could afford to pay a little more
 

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I thought money was tight around here but I've sold at £3.75 for the last couple of years no problem :)
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I'm keeping to £5 for a 1lb jar......clearly labelled "Balham Honey" but few people remember Peter Sellars
 

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I'm keeping to £5 for a 1lb jar......clearly labelled "Balham Honey" but few people remember Peter Sellars
Not surprising, as he's dead more than 30 years.

You label it Balham honey. Is it off, dear?
 

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I'm selling at £4 for 227g this year. There is so little about that people are paying it and I will run out soon.
 

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