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What is the best honey (honig) to buy in Germany?

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I wondered at the disappearance of SP's comments !  ( and some of op's  posts!)

I go with the comments-  what is best is what each of us like. I like Heide, clover , almost all honey- as long as it is local. 

So glad op included a honey picture:)

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@ 2b....

 

We always used to go through each hive twice a week if we could, (we had 32hives at one stage... that was mad!)

A Queen bee takes 16 days to hatch and her cell looks very much like a cone of wax... and can sometime be overlooked... 

If one hatched and goes out on her mating flight, she will take half the hive with her as a swarm... if a second one hatches due to poor hive mangement then half the remaining bees will also swarm... but as they are only at 25% capacity... they are highly likely to fail.

 

AusiDog...  It means that the honey is mass mixed for comercial/supermarket retail..

 

Any serious buisness beekeeper will keep his hives on a particular crop until the end, then he can sell the honey as "Rapeseed" Heather, Lime, etc etc. 

Rape honey sets devilishly hard in the comb and quick, where as clover doesnt and Lime Tree Honey usually has a deep green twinge to it!

 

If the Beekeper is a comercial keeper, he will usually move the bees to various sites and crops each weak, this giving maximum polination to the plants and a strange mix of honey that goes directly to the Honey Processor!

 

As for the lack of insects... This year isnt as bad as the last two... they are making a comeback... 

 

I have always had my suspisions about Telekoms Masts and the dwindling of the bee population...  and since the reduction ib 1,2 and 3g services in europe and different frequencies for 4/5G LTE... the bees homing systems are no longer fucked up!

 

 

 

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my friend with the honey problem had to go to the US for 2.5 weeks and he was really worried his bees would swarm while he was gone.

 

he split the existing box in two, but he left the new box without a queen and hoped for the best (I didn't think you could do this, but apparently you can - I need to ask him about that)

 

when he returned home, the second box was doing fine, and had produced a new queen already :) 

 

Strangely, we had a swarm arrive in our innenhof during that time, too.  Fire department came out, used the cherry picker to get way up in the tree where they had perched, and collected the queen and put most of the bees in a carrier.  They left the carrier for the day so the other bees could climb in, then came back later to take them all away to a more appropriate abode. 

 

I was surprised the fire department has bee specialists on hand but indeed, they do!  It was pretty cool

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19 hours ago, royal said:

I already did my homework, found few brands that have good reputation:

 

5- Imkerei Tietjen

 

15 hours ago, 2B_orNot2B said:

5) Beekeeper Tietjen - Another meaningless pair of words.

 

My wife orders honey from Imkerei Tietjen.

They also have a stall for part of our local Weihnachtsmarkt.

 

 

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1 hour ago, lisa13 said:

that german passage means the honey comes from producers inside AND outside of the EU.  Why would Aldi be taking the piss?  What did you think it means?

 

 

 

To me it just means that it comes from 'somewhere'!! Really?!!

It's formulated in a way to tell us something, but to actually tell us nothing about the real origin of the honey.

As @SpiderPig says, what you're getting is a commercial blend of honies that come from who knows

where exactly - it seems.

 

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9 minutes ago, Aussiedog said:

 

To me it just means that it comes from 'somewhere'!! Really?!!

It's formulated in a way to tell us something, but to actually tell us nothing about the real origin of the honey.

As @SpiderPig says, what you're getting is a commercial blend of honies that come from who knows

where exactly - it seems.

 

 

that's why it's cheap! they source the cheapest honey they can find and mix it together.   I don't see why/how this is shocking - especially as it's spelled out clearly on the label ß that's not sneaky language at all.  you're talking about aldi and/or other discounters, for goodness sake.

 

not grasping the issue here.

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@lisa13...it's just about the wording, that's all.

And the fact that before I apply honey to my wife's body she always asks, "Is that the expensive, single vintage, single meadow, Greek honey, or the cheap commercial one of dubious origin?"

That's all...;)

 

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10 hours ago, lisa13 said:

A friend just gave me a liter of home-grown honey that he extracted on Saturday.  This is his first haul and it totaled 15 kilos.  He has no idea what to do with all of it.

Oh, I wish I was closer ... for just a little more effort, he could turn all the excess into mead and have great time just a year or two later.

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I suggested mead too :)

 

we'll see.  It's great honey.  It has an unusual grassy/fresh hay flavor I've never experienced before (in honey) - so far I'm loving it in fresh lemonade. 

 

which reminds me, I need to try it in a bees knees cocktail!

 

 

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Hi Guys,

thank you to everyone who cared to respond,

 

I used to get Langnese Honig back in the middle-east, yes Langnese have a honey production line aimed at Auslanders, it was the 1st German honey I ever tried (and absolutely fell in love with),


Just a tip, you're free to take it or leave it, I noticed some members in the forum are a bit passive aggressive in their comments (sarcastic, insulting, ridiculing), This is not such a healthy method of communication, and it's not something all members signed for on joining the forum,

 

I wouldn't get in anymore arguments/negative talk, I will simply take that as a decent lesson, 

info provided is so much appreciated,

 

Cheers ;)

Langnese.jpg

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