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Brazilian Pepper
« on: October 17, 2021, 01:42:26 pm »
Brazilian pepper has came to me. 4 years in this location and never had it before, all my hives are full of it. I was not expecting or prepared for this, I am now a little concerned about backfilled broodnests and swarming.  For those not familiar with it, they make yellow comb with it.

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Re: Brazilian Pepper
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 10:35:59 am »
Not being familiar with Brazilian Pepper, I googled it.  So, Brazilian Pepper is an invasive tree in Florida and produces a mild flavor that resembles sweet potatoes.  Is that correct?  It looks like some honey producers try to make the most of it by bottling and packaging it as a specialty honey.  I think it would be good in holiday baking and fall squash dishes, etc.  I can see why you would be disappointed.  That's very interesting yellow comb.  Is that picture of a super?

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Re: Brazilian Pepper
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 07:46:33 am »
I have never tried it, I am told it can have a little after taste twang to it by some. Yes that is a 7 5/8" 8 frame super. I tried to leave the bees plenty of honey when I extracted earlier this year.