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Hi There,

 

I was wondering if someone could answer the following question...

 

Manuka DNA Cq <36 is required by MPI to be classed Manuka.

 

Can bush honey have Manuka DNA <36? 

 

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We have now had 3 iterations of the standard.     The interpretation around the 3-PLA changed with the change from the second to the 3rd.  Before that being over 400 had no adverse

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2 minutes ago, Rookie said:

So all honey is <36?

 All our honey since the standard came in is.

i was told , but don’t know if it’s true, that the Manuka DNA was part of the text because Australian Jellybush won’t pass the test so .

the whys and wherefore of that would need to be answered by someone who’s in the know .

 

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17 hours ago, Rookie said:

 

Can bush honey have Manuka DNA <36? 

 

 

Yes it can. So can a clover honey. The test is specific . . .the bees aren't !

That's why the DNA test for the standard is not used in isolation from the chemical markers

 

17 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

Yes it does, as does beech honey dew in an area with no Manuka around.

 

The bees aren't making the manuka DNA themselves Frazz  :14_relaxed:

 

17 hours ago, Rookie said:

So all honey is <36?

 

No, not necessarily

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1 hour ago, JohnF said:

 

Sure. . . .if its the only thing flowering !

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So tell me how all our honeydew honey passes the Manuka DNA when there’s not a Manuka Bush within cooee and the honey never crystallises or separates ?

where is the secret valley of Manuka bushes ?

 

just how many bushes does it take to get a pass on the DNA ?

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I like the sound of Honey Dew passing the Manuka DNA .....  Today we were wintering ..... pulling queen excluders, putting in more staples and telling ourselves not to be greeedy...... we could have puled in another 100 heavy boxes of dew .... but we left it for the bees..... until ....... check out this Dadda ..... 

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So tell me how all our honeydew honey passes the Manuka DNA when there’s not a Manuka Bush within cooee and the honey never crystallises or separates ?

where is the secret valley of Manuka bushes ?

 

just how many bushes does it take to get a pass on the DNA ?

13 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

 

So tell me how all our honeydew honey passes the Manuka DNA when there’s not a Manuka Bush within cooee and the honey never crystallises or separates ?

where is the secret valley of Manuka bushes ?

 

just how many bushes does it take to get a pass on the DNA ? 

 

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So tell me how all our honeydew honey passes the Manuka DNA when there’s not a Manuka Bush within cooee and the honey never crystallises or separates ?

where is the secret valley of Manuka bushes ?

 

just how many bushes does it take to get a pass on the DNA ?

 

Next time you get beech dew extracted, pay a staff member to wave manuka flowers over the beech dew before it goes in the tank. 

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1 hour ago, jamesc said:

Haha .... Get a couple of honey buyers up for a free bee and get their testosterone going ....

Done that this year, night in the hut, deer taken ( butchered & carried out by me) booze drunk, lies told.....  no sale made. 

Was worth a try I spose. 

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On 9/04/2019 at 6:52 PM, yesbut said:

Running a risk here I know but AFAIC trophy hunting = sick.

AFAIC .... ??

At the risk of being politically un correct....

it’s a tough world out there .... but we all hsve to eat.... and up here it takes a bitof lead.

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Dogs all got full tummies.

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