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PREPARATION OF LIQUID HONEY
It has been suggested by a few and repeated by others that honey produced in Britain requires little by way of preparation once it has been extracted. As soon as it gets into a jar it has a ready-made sale, the public demand for the home product being so great – and to a very great extent this has, in the past, been true. Now, however, there is genuine competition from imported varieties of honey which, although they may be lacking in the underlying subtle bouquets of those honeys produced in this country, are still very good and, compared to the prices asked for our own honeys, good value. A great deal of the good value lies in the careful preparation and presentation the packers have given to these foreign products, packers, by the way, who have very often been associated with, or are still in some way actively engaged with beekeeping themselves. It has been stated some foreign honeys have caused shopkeepers, etc, to show some resistance to honeys produced in Britain on the grounds that the latter are too high in price. The beekeeper of this country, however, has little to fear from competition from abroad if he or she is prepared to use resourcefulness and make the best of the limited amount of honey produced.