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i am a beekeeper from samo's inland in greece. i am beekeeping for12 years and i woyld like to share knowledge and experiances with others in this family. please forgive any mistakes. :beg:
may the force bee with u!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
 

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Is it near Mikonos Island? I met someone from Mikonos and he gave me some honey from there. I'm not sure of the floral source.

What are your major honey producing plants?

On the label it says GREEK HONEY and then KHOHNAE, but actually in an alphabet that I can't recreate here. I assume that KHOHNAE means honey or honeybee?
 

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hello to everyone. dear tecumseh, samos is an island in aegean sea, very close to turkey. is a very green island but we have problem with fires in forests. the honey we produce here is from pinetrees, thyme and a lot of herbs.
dear sqkcrk every day i learn and something new. now i am looking for chemical smoke.
hello G3farms, i am glad to be in your team. thank you all.
 

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chemical smoke? What do you mean?

For smoker fuel, I usually use bailer twine, which I don't know if you can get or not. It is used twine from bales of hay from dairy farms. There are many different smoke making materials. With your pine trees, do you use the dry pine needles for smoker fuel? I do when I am in South Carolina, a state 1,000 miles south of me where my bees go for the winter.

Lately beekeepers have been using wood pellets, compressed wood that is usually used by people who want to heat their homes.

What is the flavor and color of your different honeys? Dark or light? Mild flavored or strong? Robust? How would you describe thyme honey or pinetree honey?
 

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Welcome to the forum. :wave:
I"m glad you have been learning here, and I can't wait to hear about what beekeeping is like on Samo's Island!
 

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sqkcrk said:
chemical smoke? What do you mean?

For smoker fuel, I usually use bailer twine, which I don't know if you can get or not. It is used twine from bales of hay from dairy farms. There are many different smoke making materials. With your pine trees, do you use the dry pine needles for smoker fuel? I do when I am in South Carolina, a state 1,000 miles south of me where my bees go for the winter.

Lately beekeepers have been using wood pellets, compressed wood that is usually used by people who want to heat their homes.

What is the flavor and color of your different honeys? Dark or light? Mild flavored or strong? Robust? How would you describe thyme honey or pinetree honey?
i am doing the same with you my friend. i use dry pine needles.but with all fires here we can't visit the forests when the wether condition is red(very dangerous). so i am looking for something else.
the thyme honey when is row has a dark yellow color and the pinetree honey a dark brown color. when the honey is in bucket looks like black and has strong taste and flavor. the thyme honey start makes crystals after 4-6 months and the pinetree honey after 1 1/2- 2 years,starting from the bottom.
 

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Mama Beek said:
Welcome :wave: You certainly live in a beautiful place! Looking forward to reading more of your posts
it was a beautiful place!!! :beg:
now the 70% of the forests have been burned. but samos has microklima and a lot of waters, so the nature soon will repair the damage. thank you anyway :hi:
 

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Wally's Baby Beek said:
Welcome to the forum. :wave:
I"m glad you have been learning here, and I can't wait to hear about what beekeeping is like on Samo's Island!
thank you my friend. for your wellcome and for reading Aristotle!!! :drinks: :drinks:
 
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