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1 hour ago, frazzledfozzle said:

 

Thats very light, it would be interesting to know the answer 

Is honey ever blended with icing sugar to make it that pale ?

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Clover sample on left is 39mm next Clover is 68mm, next Clover is 77mm, next Multi Bush is 98mm

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Clover got darker with more Lotus pollen showing up.

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interesting dansar... how is it measured, what does the '10mm' or '39mm' mean?

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Me too! Got to be 'water white' - a rare event. 

Probably set the bench mark high so very few could possibly meet the requirements for a sale. 

 

35 minutes ago, dansar said:

Clover got darker with more Lotus pollen showing up.

 

Yes, we sent a sample away for pollen.  Clover 70% and 26% Lotus Trefoil. 

57 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Is honey ever blended with icing sugar to make it that pale ?

 

Not that I know of.  Bit dodgy.  Unless you taking the micky. 

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Adam is in my opinion being a little unrealistic in this case.
Less than 10mm is water white.
 

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People that sell stuff, will always strive to sell less for more. That’s why there are Maserati dealerships, when you could sell a lot more Toyotas. 

 

Manuka and clover.... just the same. 

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1 hour ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

It is one way of saying "we will buy, but only if you can reach our unachievable standard"

Or possibly, Na we wont buy but lets make it look like we will

28 minutes ago, Josh said:

People that sell stuff, will always strive to sell less for more. That’s why there are Maserati dealerships, when you could sell a lot more Toyotas. 

 

Manuka and clover.... just the same. 

Then Ive got it completely arse about face 

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1 hour ago, kevin moore said:

how do you test the honey for lightness ?

 

It's a simple lab test. We use a device that electronically measures the colour, but you can measure the colour/lightness of honey at home with things like the Jack's Colour Grader.

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4 hours ago, Philbee said:

Or possibly, Na we wont buy but lets make it look like we will

 

 

 

Yes yes I think this is the most likely 

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Is there a good premium for clover or any honey that gets that low in colour?, almost manuka value I reckon, it must be like Hens teeth.

Anyway about the topic I'm not that clued up on co-ops but it has some appeal, security would be one of them, there would be nothing worse than not know your honey would sell you cant operate a beekeeping business with not knowing what you produce won't sell, and with that if a price has been set pre season you know what you can budget on even if its dismal, a co-op to me seems like a long term  investment you need to ride the lows and highs but knowing your honey will move is the best security you can have. One thing I think a co-op needs is a diverse marketing team not just one or two people but a team.

We had a long term relationship with a well known honey company with which name starts with C, more than 20 years, but as soon as we decided we would stop chasing manuka they pretty much didn't want to know us, that left us really vunerable, it meant we needed to build new a relationship, that's not easy in today's environment.

And when theres 100s of tonnes on the market that doesn't make it any easier. 

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23 hours ago, Adam Boot said:

Yes. Clover no darker than 10mm

 Much the same as me telling the real estate man that I  want 20 mill for my piece of dirt at the end of the gully.

 

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How does one reply to this topic and contact members through message.? It may be a simple answer but I would appreciate a idiots guide for navigation. 

 

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13 minutes ago, silverhope said:

How does one reply to this topic and contact members through message.? It may be a simple answer but I would appreciate a idiots guide for navigation. 

 

For a start, both members must be donors to the site.

Then you get messaging rights.

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23 hours ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

It is one way of saying "we will buy, but only if you can reach our unachievable standard"

Trevor - I am just being straight up on based on one large contact in the works at present. We have bought this before on numerous occasions, so it does exist. Why would I hate my time bullsh*ting you Trevor?

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10 minutes ago, Adam Boot said:

Trevor - I am just being straight up on based on one large contact in the works at present. We have bought this before on numerous occasions, so it does exist. Why would I hate my time bullsh*ting you Trevor?

So, have you been able to acquire this grade this season.

I don't know what is available as I don't move my hives around for special flows.

 

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12 minutes ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

So, have you been able to acquire this grade this season.

I don't know what is available as I don't move my hives around for special flows.

 

Yes but only about 20 tonnes

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3 minutes ago, Adam Boot said:

Yes but only about 20 tonnes

Well, at least it is available.  Best wishes.

 

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20 tonne of honey that light what's that worth per kilo?

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3 minutes ago, tony said:

20 tonne of honey that light what's that worth per kilo?

Unfortunately not a lot this year. 

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A sample of our clover honey this year. Haven't done a colour test on this- I spent 10 seconds guessing order of lightest on left.  Honey starting to granulate a bit (does affect how light moves through it) --  

Jar on right, creamed. 

Anyone ever harvest <10mm??  

 

 

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I was always impressed with hollands creamed clover how light it was and smooth to. 

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16 minutes ago, tony said:

20 tonne of honey that light what's that worth per kilo?

 

Bit more than most- based on how scarce it is.  I wonder if the seller knows how rare.  How much a kilo?? 

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8 minutes ago, Gino de Graaf said:

A sample of our clover honey this year. Haven't done a colour test on this- I spent 10 seconds guessing order of lightest on left.  Honey starting to granulate a bit (does affect how light moves through it) --  

Jar on right, creamed. 

Anyone ever harvest <10mm??  

 

 

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jar.jpg

At an estimation Id put the pottle at the right at 40- 50mm 

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