Urban honey vs farm honey

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Urban honey vs farm honey

Unread post by Ian12 » October 13th, 2017, 10:47 am

Hello, all!
I am a beekeeper from the village. I wanted to ask you if the honey that is produced in town really that "bad"? I found an article about honey quality. It seems to depend on environment and pollution.
www .evolving-science.com/environment-pollution/honey-can-be-used-monitor-urban-pollution-00259
Anyone beekeeper from town?

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Re: Urban honey vs farm honey

Unread post by BDT123 » October 13th, 2017, 3:43 pm

So, what village or town are you in? Close to agriculture and all the Ag chemicals that go with that?
The Hives for Humanity program runs in Vancouver and there were no levels of contaminants given in the linked article. What levels of contaminants make honey 'safe' for consumption?
You should give your location in your ID; everyplace is different.
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Re: Urban honey vs farm honey

Unread post by BadBeeKeeper » October 14th, 2017, 4:51 am

I read the 'article', it appears to be little more than a 'fluff' piece, poorly written and clearly outside the scope of the author's education. There is nothing useful to be gained from it and no cause for alarm. Ms. Emma Steinhouse MSc. should stick to writing about things she knows something about.

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Re: Urban honey vs farm honey

Unread post by BadBeeKeeper » November 12th, 2017, 8:17 am

BDT123 wrote:
October 13th, 2017, 3:43 pm
So, what village or town are you in? Close to agriculture and all the Ag chemicals that go with that?
The Hives for Humanity program runs in Vancouver and there were no levels of contaminants given in the linked article. What levels of contaminants make honey 'safe' for consumption?
You should give your location in your ID; everyplace is different.
'He' registered from an IP addy in Crotia. I have a feeling that it was nothing more than link-spam but it was written cleverly enough that I can't be 100% sure (99.99%), so the post remains with the linkage removed. If anyone wants to read the 'article' the address can be copied and pasted.

We've been getting a fairly steady flow of spammer registrations, primarily from Ukraine, Pakistan and India and they all follow a similar user-name configuration. This one deviates slightly from the pattern, just enough to give a smidgeon of .001% doubt.

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Unread post by Allen Dick » November 12th, 2017, 8:47 am

Thanks for doing that and explaining what we have to deal with sometimes.

We fairly regularly get one line, me too, sorts of replies from new registers and generally delete them before they're posted, as they had nothing to the discussion, but where are the post seems to address the issue at hand, even obliquely, we like to give people the benefit of the doubt if there's any question and try to monitor after.

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