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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:13 pm

Is this honey ok to feed my crabbies? I couldn't find anything that said local or organic at the Giant I went to. Thanks!!!ImageImage

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Re: Honey

Post by asiankanye » Tue May 12, 2020 11:19 pm

same question, except mine is a little different. this is mine that i managed to find online:
https://www.innit.com/nutrition/harris- ... 2036190468


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Re: Honey

Post by Links » Wed May 13, 2020 5:16 am

I would not feed that just because it doesn’t say organic. Mine says organic raw unfiltered honey free of pesticides. I’m not afraid of pesticides for me because I actually spray them quite often at work. But I don’t want any with my crabbos. The only chances I’ve taken was bark, moss and lichen from forested area.

Edit: although I do believe even the honey I have stated that they really have no way of total control because bees travel miles collecting pollen. It says something like that.

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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Wed May 13, 2020 11:18 pm

Links wrote:I would not feed that just because it doesn’t say organic. Mine says organic raw unfiltered honey free of pesticides. I’m not afraid of pesticides for me because I actually spray them quite often at work. But I don’t want any with my crabbos. The only chances I’ve taken was bark, moss and lichen from forested area.

Edit: although I do believe even the honey I have stated that they really have no way of total control because bees travel miles collecting pollen. It says something like that.
Thanks! I found organic honey at Giant today, so I picked that up. Hopefully this one will be ok.

PS- I did see raw unfiltered honey at the store, but it didn't say organic. So I got this one instead.
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Re: Honey

Post by Hermielover121 » Thu May 14, 2020 12:04 am

I think that should be good


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu May 14, 2020 12:22 am

Hermielover121 wrote:I think that should be goodImage


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Thanks! I was hoping so. I don't eat honey, so I'll have to find someone to give the first bottle to lol. Image

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Re: Honey

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu May 14, 2020 12:23 am

asiankanye wrote:same question, except mine is a little different. this is mine that i managed to find online:
https://www.innit.com/nutrition/harris- ... 2036190468


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It looks similar to the first one I bought. Looks like yours isn't organic either. I wonder how important it is for honey to be organic.

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Post by Motörcrab » Thu May 14, 2020 1:54 am

This wording doesn't seem like much but it is similar to using the words two, to and too, or their, there, and they're. They all sound like they could mean the same thing, but they're all different. This is why we have such a difficult time trying to determine if something is safe to offer.

Raw is not processed, so it retains all natural vitamins, and bacteria.
Organic means the flowers within a set radius around the hive are free from pesticides. It can still be processed
Natural is just saying nothing was added.
Pure I believe is the same as natural.

Summed up the best honey to offer would be Raw Organic since it would have the most benefits.

I got the information from the link below. It's worth a 5 minute read to see the full explanations.
[url]https://bigislandbees.com/blogs/bee-blo ... ney-labels[/url
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Re: Honey

Post by Motörcrab » Thu May 14, 2020 2:09 am

These are two that we found. The one is from Trader Joe's. The other we got at a health food store that sells vitamins, and lots of organic and natural cleaning products.
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Re: Honey

Post by Links » Thu May 14, 2020 7:23 am

Motörcrab wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 2:09 am
These are two that we found. The one is from Trader Joe's. The other we got at a health food store that sells vitamins, and lots of organic and natural cleaning products.
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For some reason my organic raw unfiltered honey is more translucent than yours. I’m wondering why. Also since we are On the subject of honey how often do you feed honey?

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Re: Honey

Post by asiankanye » Thu May 14, 2020 7:25 am

i believe it’s supposed to be every once in a while because honey is really sweet for the hermit crabs.


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Re: Honey

Post by Motörcrab » Thu May 14, 2020 9:57 am

I'm not exactly sure why they are different colors. My guess is type of pollen's, location, temperature, and other variables play a factor in color and taste. I'm sure honey's and beers ranee from white yellow to almost black and have many different tastes and alcohol content.

As for feeding I believe it is considered a treat or and energy booster. I only offer honey to my crabs monthly, maybe three weeks. If I have a freshly surfaced molter I will include it too.
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Post by wodesorel » Thu May 14, 2020 10:02 am

Colour is based on what the bees were collecting. Clover honey is very light and classic coloured, where something like buckwheat is almost black. The taste is completely different, too.

Honey, especially raw honey, will crystalize over time and turn opaque. It doesn't affect anything.

There are people who feed honey daily. I don't think it has much of an effect one way or the other - these guys are fruit eaters so a high sugar diet is normal for them.

Bee pollen is another option if you want all the nutrition (more, actually) without the excessive sugars.
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Re: Honey

Post by Links » Thu May 14, 2020 11:03 am

Awesome! Thank you! You guys are the hermit crab saviors!

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Re: Honey

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu May 14, 2020 6:58 pm

Motörcrab wrote:This wording doesn't seem like much but it is similar to using the words two, to and too, or their, there, and they're. They all sound like they could mean the same thing, but they're all different. This is why we have such a difficult time trying to determine if something is safe to offer.

Raw is not processed, so it retains all natural vitamins, and bacteria.
Organic means the flowers within a set radius around the hive are free from pesticides. It can still be processed
Natural is just saying nothing was added.
Pure I believe is the same as natural.

Summed up the best honey to offer would be Raw Organic since it would have the most benefits.

I got the information from the link below. It's worth a 5 minute read to see the full explanations.
[url]https://bigislandbees.com/blogs/bee-blo ... ney-labels[/url
Thank you Motör! I was wondering how it could be organic since bees fly everywhere lol. But what you explained makes sense. I'll keep the organic one on hand for an emergency. I did see a sign at the end of a driveway for honey a few minutes from my house. I'll have to check it out and see what they offer. Probably better than what Giant has. ImageImage

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