Beware of “fresh-from-the-hive honey”

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I found three street vendors selling honey “fresh from the hive”….they had large pieces of the hive on their two-wheelers, and promised to filter the “honey” through and put it in old mineral water bottles for those who wanted to buy it. The rate quoted was Rs.300 per kilo.


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I took a taste of the honey, and it was suspiciously like jaggery syrup. I realized that these vendors were probably pouring the jaggery syrup over the hives and then selling it as “fresh” honey. Beware of such street vendors. Buy your honey from accredited outlets or buy good known brands.

Deepa Mohan
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