Honey-related products have farm show buzzing

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 10, 2013 4:32 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Honey-related products are getting a lot of attention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg this week.

Beekeepers say honey, honey comb and beeswax are used in a variety of foods and other products.

They say they've seen an increase in amateur interest in keeping bees in backyard bee houses -- known as apiaries.

Apiary Products Chairman Lee Miller says judging honey is also a Farm Show tradition.

"If there's a piece of dust, dirt, pollen, if there's a microscopic piece of lint, if there's a microcopic crystal, you can now see it," Miller explains.

Miller says those impurities can be found with special instruments that test honey clarity.

He says experts also judge different honey-related treats during the eight-day agricultural expo.

The event runs through Saturday.


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