Bee-ware of the Texas beehive bandit

Bee-ware of the Texas beehive bandit

There are 28 comments on the KASA-TV Albuquerque story from Aug 23, 2012, titled Bee-ware of the Texas beehive bandit. In it, KASA-TV Albuquerque reports that:

The theft of 150 pounds of honey from a beehive in a Georgetown community garden in Central Texas has left a sour taste in the mouths of those who tend to the land.

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“I won't be your hero.”

Since: Jul 12

Vacaville, CA

#1 Aug 23, 2012
I don't blame this guy, honey straight from the honey comb is AWESOME!

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#2 Aug 23, 2012
Remember Fella's...
Be Sweet & Eat Your Honey...
@}-'--,---

“Don't call it an attack”

Since: Jun 11

It was an AMBUSH

#3 Aug 23, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Remember Fella's...
Be Sweet & Eat Your Honey...
@}-'--,---
Ohhhh my! Can I quote you on this?

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#4 Aug 24, 2012
DondoDork wrote:
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Ohhhh my! Can I quote you on this?
did you know that honey is the only food in the world that will never spoil

“hellshade”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#5 Aug 24, 2012
i50 pds of honey is a lot of honey,now if you find out someone is stealing tea as well your bandit has a sore throat ;)
In Between

Huntington, NY

#6 Aug 24, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Remember Fella's...
Be Sweet & Eat Your Honey...
@}-'--,---
Yes indeed. I think it's the sweetest nectar nature can provide.

;-)

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#7 Aug 24, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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did you know that honey is the only food in the world that will never spoil
What about fruitcake?

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#8 Aug 24, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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did you know that honey is the only food in the world that will never spoil
Nope - McDonald's french fries never spoil. I found one jammed in the driver's seat for like 10 years. They have a half life of 15,000 years, similar to depleted plutonium. True story bro'...

“hellshade”

Since: Jul 07

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#9 Aug 24, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Nope - McDonald's french fries never spoil. I found one jammed in the driver's seat for like 10 years. They have a half life of 15,000 years, similar to depleted plutonium. True story bro'...
LOL!

Since: Feb 12

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#10 Aug 24, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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did you know that honey is the only food in the world that will never spoil
May I differ on this? It can get old, darken and dry up. And it will get a bad odor.

Not too many years ago honey was $1 a pound. Not anymore. They say the honey bees are being run off by nasty bees and the supply of good honey is dwindling. Therefore the price is going up.
Now there is a crop some farmers could handle and make a lot of money from. Especially if they have clover in their fields.

My 'health tip' for the day:
They say if you eat some honey everyday you will never have a cold. I can attest to that.
Also - you should buy 'local' honey. It will keep your alergies down.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#11 Aug 24, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
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May I differ on this? It can get old, darken and dry up. And it will get a bad odor.
Not too many years ago honey was $1 a pound. Not anymore. They say the honey bees are being run off by nasty bees and the supply of good honey is dwindling. Therefore the price is going up.
Now there is a crop some farmers could handle and make a lot of money from. Especially if they have clover in their fields.
My 'health tip' for the day:
They say if you eat some honey everyday you will never have a cold. I can attest to that.
Also - you should buy 'local' honey. It will keep your alergies down.
Honey can actually go bad if it is exposed to certain yeasts or fungi, such as Schizosaccharomyces (actual name!). But in these cases you will actually notice the fungi forming on the surface of the honey.

Honey will also crystallise if the moisture in the honey drops too low, which is caused by keeping it in prolonged exposure to sunlight and/or heat. Most of the time you can reverse the crystallisation by putting the honey in a seal-able heat-proof container and submerging in hot water for a few minutes.

Other than that, honey is one of the very few foods that will not go bad. The reason there is a short use-by date on honey products is because of government regulations. All food must be marked with a "safe-limit" use-by date by law. No exceptions.

Honey (and any food) stored in plastic packaging/containers will always contain levels of toxins. Plastic contains many toxins which easily seep into and contaminate food. Another big reason why we have use-by dates.

For the best honey, buy organic honey stored in a glass jar.
(Remember to recycle the jar afterwards!)

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#12 Aug 24, 2012
Uh Clem wrote:
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What about fruitcake?
only if your grandma sent it ...

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#13 Aug 24, 2012
INFO:
I am not a honey expert in any way but I will hazard a guess and hope that if a biologist sees this question, you will get another answer as well. I have never had honey go bad. I have had it crystallize and have to heat it to get it liquid again. I would imagine that because honey is mainly sugar, it will not spoil just like granulated sugar does not spoil. It might get hard or lumpy, but not moldy or rancid. Perhaps because it is a complex carbohydrate the bacteria in the air cannot process it.

Anyway that is an answer from a physics person.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#14 Aug 24, 2012
tallyho wrote:
INFO:
I am not a honey expert in any way but I will hazard a guess and hope that if a biologist sees this question, you will get another answer as well. I have never had honey go bad. I have had it crystallize and have to heat it to get it liquid again. I would imagine that because honey is mainly sugar, it will not spoil just like granulated sugar does not spoil. It might get hard or lumpy, but not moldy or rancid. Perhaps because it is a complex carbohydrate the bacteria in the air cannot process it.
Anyway that is an answer from a physics person.
I agree - my grandmother had a bag of brown sugar from the Middle Ages I think - my brother dropped it on his toe one time and lost a foot.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#15 Aug 24, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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I agree - my grandmother had a bag of brown sugar from the Middle Ages I think - my brother dropped it on his toe one time and lost a foot.
ha ha ha ha like the fruit cake ...

Since: Apr 12

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#16 Aug 24, 2012
May Karma come around and get those that steal from the needy.

“Don't call it an attack”

Since: Jun 11

It was an AMBUSH

#17 Aug 24, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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did you know that honey is the only food in the world that will never spoil
Good because I still have a jar in my cabinet that my sister gave me two years ago. She had no sugar in her house and I had to use it in my coffee. It wasn't bad but dangit, I wanted sugar!

Since: Feb 12

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#18 Aug 25, 2012
tallyho wrote:
INFO:
I am not a honey expert in any way but I will hazard a guess and hope that if a biologist sees this question, you will get another answer as well. I have never had honey go bad. I have had it crystallize and have to heat it to get it liquid again. I would imagine that because honey is mainly sugar, it will not spoil just like granulated sugar does not spoil. It might get hard or lumpy, but not moldy or rancid. Perhaps because it is a complex carbohydrate the bacteria in the air cannot process it.
Anyway that is an answer from a physics person.
Sooooooo, after Milwaukee I guess I need to apologize to you. Obviously I was not informed. Now, I am!. QQ

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#19 Aug 25, 2012
tallyho wrote:
INFO:
I am not a honey expert in any way but I will hazard a guess and hope that if a biologist sees this question, you will get another answer as well. I have never had honey go bad. I have had it crystallize and have to heat it to get it liquid again. I would imagine that because honey is mainly sugar, it will not spoil just like granulated sugar does not spoil. It might get hard or lumpy, but not moldy or rancid. Perhaps because it is a complex carbohydrate the bacteria in the air cannot process it.
Anyway that is an answer from a physics person.
Most plausible explanation I could find:

"The high concentration of sugar in honey -- and its attractiveness to moisture -- makes honey (raw or otherwise) a kind of dehydrating agent. Molds and bacteria that land on the honey lose their own moisture to the honey, Thus their growth cycle is compromised and spoilage is reduced."

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20 Aug 25, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
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Sooooooo, after Milwaukee I guess I need to apologize to you. Obviously I was not informed. Now, I am!. QQ
no need , learned that in survival school USMC

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