Poison Oak & honey

CarolynA(sierras)November 27, 2004

I was just wondering if the large amount of poison oak in my neighborhood would cause problems. Will the alergen get into the honey if the bees feed on the poison oak flowers?

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Howdy Carolyn ---

In the little book "The Art & Adventure of Beekeeping" by
Ormond & Harry Aebi, the authors describe Poison Ivy and
Poison Oak as very good honey plants which make excellent and completly safe honey.


    Bookmark   November 27, 2004 at 8:30PM
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Thank you so much for the info! I would like to get bees in the future & was concerned about the poison oak. I also think about that every time I buy local honey. Now I won't worry about it.
I have a wild hive in a tree on my property. I sure wish I could get to the honey!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2004 at 10:19AM
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