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YTDboss
post Mar 13 2018, 11:53 PM, updated 5 months ago

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I have recently got very interested in honey. I would love to hear your experience n story about honey. Please share!
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post Mar 13 2018, 11:59 PM

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Not a fan of honey but if you want to try it for health benefits, be sure to take pure honey. Lots of people have been duped by fake honey which contains lots of additives.
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post Mar 14 2018, 12:58 AM

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Yes there's a lot of fake honey in the market but when u have real honey, i truly believe it is very beneficial to our health. My interest started when i tried honey on my wife who is suffering from astma and saw the effect almost immediately. It calmed her cough a few times n every time without fail. I also see improvement in my complexion n bowel movement. Oh yes, our sleep quality has improved too. Therefore i believe honey is good for us. Since then i have become a honey hunter going around buying all kinda of honey to try lol.

The reason i start this thread is to let everyone share their knowledge and experiences with honey so that we can better understand honey and its benefits. We also can share our experiences and give their feedback on the brands and types of honey we have tried and of cause, where & how to get them.

Lets start!


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post Mar 14 2018, 01:19 AM

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Nowadays stingless bee(kelulut) is really popular.. u can even farm this type of bee, since its harmless.. the taste as good as normal honey with a little bit sour aftertaste..

Its hard to tell the different between original honey with the fake one..

Most of the honey supplied by an Orang Asli (aborigin/native people).. They get it from the deep jungle from a Tualang tree (really high tree, more than 50-60 meter).. So the native will climb the tree, wear nothing except their traditional loincloth/cawat.. once they reach the bee hive, they will wrap the bee hive using the loincloth they wear, then bring down the hive.. reaching the ground, they will squeeze the honey from the bee hive, using the same loincloth they wear.. thats why they called it MADU ASLI.. hahaha
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post Mar 14 2018, 07:46 AM

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Real honey sticks on the leaf like a gum on the floor.

Pure honey when refrigerated doesn't get hard or frozen.

In a glass of water put a drop or two of honey. Pure honey will go down while fake will float.

Pour honey over raw egg and it will slowly cook the egg. It works with pure honey.

If you stick a match into honey and then strike it, it will definitely light in case where the honey is pure..

please test and feedback here.
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post Mar 14 2018, 09:49 AM

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If you really like honey, you can consider farming your own kelulut honey. It's like the Malaysian version of manuka honey. For 2 person, you may need several colonies to produce the sufficient quantity of honey regularly. Each colony will cost you a few thousand bucks.
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post Mar 14 2018, 01:15 PM

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QUOTE(lowya @ Mar 14 2018, 07:46 AM)
Real honey sticks on the leaf like a gum on the floor.

Pure honey when refrigerated doesn't get hard or frozen.

In a glass of water put a drop or two of honey. Pure honey will go down while fake will float.

Pour honey over raw egg and it will slowly cook the egg. It works with pure honey.

If you stick a match into honey and then strike it, it will definitely light in case where the honey is pure..

please test and feedback here.
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Thanks for your sharing.

When u say refrigerated...u mean put in chiller or freezer?

QUOTE(NightHeart @ Mar 14 2018, 09:49 AM)
If you really like honey, you can consider farming your own kelulut honey. It's like the Malaysian version of manuka honey. For 2 person, you may need several colonies to produce the sufficient quantity of honey regularly. Each colony will cost you a few thousand bucks.
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Lol i wish i can but i think my neighbours will kill me!

Yes we are also taking kelulut honey. I have bought a few brands and their prices can vary a lot.

Can anyone recommend some good n genuine kelulut honey sellers to me? Appreciate
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post Mar 14 2018, 02:36 PM

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QUOTE(YTDboss @ Mar 14 2018, 01:21 PM)
Yes we are also taking kelulut honey. I have bought a few brands and their prices can vary a lot.

Can anyone recommend some good n genuine kelulut honey sellers to me? Appreciate
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how much per kg for pure kelulut honey?

QUOTE(YTDboss @ Mar 14 2018, 01:15 PM)
Thanks for your sharing.

When u say refrigerated...u mean put in chiller or freezer?
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freezer.

have you tested all method?
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post Mar 14 2018, 03:12 PM

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I have tried some of my honey in d freezer. They are not frozen but they all do get harder only to a different extent. They still can flow.

QUOTE(lowya @ Mar 14 2018, 02:37 PM)
freezer.

have you tested all method?
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I have tried some of my honey in d freezer. They are not frozen but they all do get harder and thicker only to a different extent. They still can flow.
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post Mar 14 2018, 03:19 PM

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Good luck finding real honey.

Malaysia no enforcement, no control, 99% of all honey u find in supermarket is not pure.

Singapore got sell, going for SGD250 for about 750ml manuka... got free another smaller bottle. Cant remember the actual qty.
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post Mar 14 2018, 03:26 PM

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haven't found any good honey in KL. If u go cameron then can get easily.
for me i like mixing honey n water. the honey from kl supermarket taste really bad.
so far for me its cameron honey
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post Mar 14 2018, 03:35 PM

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I don't think any home experiment cn accurately tell us whether the honey is 100% pure or not unless it is sent for lab test but they are good guidelines n methods to avoid really bad fakes.

At the end of the day, i think it is best to let our body be the judge. Try them all and thats what i am doing now haha.
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post Mar 14 2018, 07:01 PM

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QUOTE(lowya @ Mar 14 2018, 07:46 AM)
Test 1: Real honey sticks on the leaf like a gum on the floor.

Test 2: Pure honey when refrigerated doesn't get hard or frozen.

Test 3: In a glass of water put a drop or two of honey. Pure honey will go down while fake will float.

Test 4: Pour honey over raw egg and it will slowly cook the egg. It works with pure honey.

Test 5:  If you stick a match into honey and then strike it, it will definitely light in case where the honey is pure..

please test and feedback here.
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come share your honey tests above with photos for education purpose. see how many it can pass.
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post Mar 14 2018, 10:59 PM

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QUOTE(lowya @ Mar 14 2018, 02:36 PM)
how much per kg for pure kelulut honey?
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90...110..130..160...200..all kinda prices
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post Mar 16 2018, 10:37 PM

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Really surprise me that not even one recommendation where to get good kelulut honey..
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post Mar 17 2018, 11:49 AM

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QUOTE(YTDboss @ Mar 13 2018, 11:53 PM)
I have recently got very interested in honey.  I would love to hear your experience n story about honey. Please share!
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Dude, have you tried Sidr honey?

It's amazing, really.

If you'd like to try it, do PM me. I'm not selling but I have a friend who is and can get below market price - I know it may sound cliche 'below market price' but I do trust him and I'm just being sincere here.

I'm no expert on honey but I've tried a few and in summary, as you know there are many types and each person will have their preference. For example, I do like the NZ Manuka and Pohutukawa which are the creamy types but I also like Sidr which is I guess the 'clearer' type of honey. Each has their unique properties.

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post Mar 17 2018, 04:45 PM

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no one took up my 5 honey test challenge, any seller up to the challenge?
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post Mar 18 2018, 01:55 PM

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Don't think your experiments can work on sugar-fed bee honey, can they?
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post Apr 16 2018, 11:17 AM

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I don't know where you can get real honey in malaysia except orang asli honey, which is quite rare to be find.

So I go purchase New Zealand brand honey... can be seen in supermarket, price is vary. If you go for Manuka honey of course cost more, else normal honey is okay for the price. I buy airbone brand just because is seen in supermarket and price affordable (jaya grocer/ aeon, not really remember where did I purchase it, 500g normal honey cost around rm50)

For manuka honey can be seen in big pharmacy.

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