Honey locust

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Beeboy, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Beeboy

    Beeboy New Member

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    I'm not sure where to put this, so feel free to move it to the appropriate spot if you feel the need to.

    If you have ever had black locust honey you know that is a taste like none other. Very special.

    I have been looking for a place to put a hive or two that is close to some black locust trees. I have found a place that has a lot of honey locust trees. I don't know anything about honey locust honey, or honey locust trees for that matter.

    My question is this. Do any of you know if honey locust honey taste the same as black locust honey? I don't want to do it if im not going to get that special honey that I am looking for, s it would be a two hour drive for me.
     
  2. Marbees

    Marbees Member

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    I really don't know why it was named a honey locust, there is no honey from the honey locust.
    The only locust tree the bees will produce honey from is the black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
    As latin name suggest - false acacia. Black locust is native to the USA.
    Sorry to disappoint you.:sad:
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Because the bean pod has a sweet taste to it.
     
  4. Beeboy

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    So no point of putting hives on honey locust trees, as they make no honey from it. Correct?