Mango Blossom Tree

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In the Florida Keys, where there is essentially no winter, our bees collect nectar from the mango flowers during the first few months of the year. At this time there is little else in flower, except for the occasional palm (Royal palms, Coconut palms, Date palms). Honeybees are restricted in their choice of food during their foraging activities and create a delicious honey from these tree combination.

While bees in most parts of North America are confined to their hives by cold weather, South Florida bees can engage actively in the collection of nectar from the mango and palm flowers.

Mango Blossom Honey

Enjoy the tropical mango fruits infused with honey

Our bees work hard to collect the nectar from the blossom of various varieties of mango tree and bring it back to their hives. It is not unusual for a single large mango tree to produce 20 -30 lbs of nectar during its spring blossoming period. Most raw nectar is about 80% water and only 20% of the various sugars and minerals that give honey its distinct taste. Bees must evaporate the water to less than 18% to form honey. At this low water content bacteria cannot survive. Honeybees seal the honey in the honeycombs where it will remain unchanged for long periods of time until collected.

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