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Is your honey cut with sugar syrup?

Adulteration of honey with sugar syrup and corn syrup has been a problem for a long time. An unscrupulous beekeeper can feed his colonies these products and extract them like honey, or he can add them later, after extraction. The financial incentive is obvious because syrup is cheap and readily available. Naturally, importers of honey […] Read more

Stinky honey

“Help! My bees need a bath!” “My honey stinks.” “There’s a foul smell coming from my hive entrance.” “I have reeky bees.” “My bees are collecting rancid nectar.” “My hive smells like my husband’s gym locker.” What is that smell? Every autumn a large number of beekeepers report stinky honey. The source of the smell […] Read more