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Hi Folks. Not been on here a long while.
I have a question. Is Jarrah honey Thixotropic? Anybody know? Thanks.

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Hi Dee, it’s really great to find your question. Sorry I don’t have an answer, however welcome back, I hope you can visit more often. It’s been a bit quiet lately.

cheers :slight_smile:

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Hi Jeff. How’s things? You must be gearing up for a new season. Here I’ve just put the bees to bed for the winter

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Hello @Dee, how lovely to see you again! I just spent an hour googling this question, and I can’t find anything. However, we have quite an active Western Australia contingent here, including @fffffred @SnowflakeHoney @skeggley @ABB @AdamMaskew and I think @busso.

As the biggest areas of Jarrah forest are in Western Australia, hopefully one of them will know, or will know somebody who has experience of extracting it. It sounds like great honey - I would love to try it some day!

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Dee, I’m so happy to see you back here! I’m sorry I can’t answer your actual question either - but welcome back :blush:

…I just put my bees to bed for the winter here too, and have some nice mead to bottle up this weekend :clinking_glasses:

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It’s been a bit hectic with plenty of splitting of hives & selling nucs. The nuc customers seem to have dried up a bit, so I’ll start working on my own colonies to build them up again. My biggest problem now seems to be forgetfulness. The other day I discovered that I forgot to put the roof on a hive, plus on the same day I noticed 2 honey frames demolished on the ground. The bees robbed them out during the day, then rats chewed the combs up during the night. I remember actually thinking, should I double check before I leave, then I thought, “no, she’ll be right”. I’ll remember to double check every time from now on.

Hi Dee, long time no hear, or is it read? I hope you are well.
No Jarrah honey is not thixotropic. It also has a high fructose content so doesn’t tend to crystallise quickly unlike our endemic Marri, or Redgum, honey which is the main flow here in the great SW Aus.

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Hi. Well thank you for that.

Everybody else.
Had a run in with cancer which knocked me body and soul for a while.
All is well now and I’m chasing three years since treatment ended with NED.
Beekeeping saved my sanity though sadly never got a go at the Flow.

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How scary…sorry to hear you went through that, and what a relief to hear it’s further and further in the past. You were missed and much thought of, while you were away. How great that you were able to keep on beekeeping!

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Thank you Skeggs, you are great! :heart_eyes:

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@skeggley You’re up early…4am-ish!

@Dee so sorry to hear. Good to hear it’s in the ever distant past and hopefully it stays that way.

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Hi Dee,
I tried to upload a PDF which gives much detail on Jarrah honey but PDF not an authorised download format.
The publication is


and can be found here https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au

busso

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Missed you too Wilfred, so good to see you back!

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Here is a direct link to save hunting for it:
https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=pubns

I didn’t see anything in the article about thixotropic or not, but there is a lot of fascinating stuff about antimicrobial activity and detailed analysis of the components of Jarrah honey. :wink:

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