either exhausted in time of high winds, or from failing wings, or both. The honey is straw colored and of fair flavor. It granulates very quickly and must be thoroughly ripened before extracting, for it tends to ferment on the least provocation. The wonderful record of 600 pounds per colony in one season has been made mainly on mangrove honey in the vicinity of Daytona. The tree is sensitive to low temperatures and has not yet attained its full growth after the hard freezing it sustained in the winter of 1894-5.
Migratory beekeeping was first practiced successfully and extensively in Florida in connection with mangrove-honey production. Mr. Poppleton away back in the “eighties” began moving his bees by lighters and launches from the southern keys to the mangrove regions farther north. The cabbage palmetto already referred to blossoms about simultaneously with the mangrove, and the two honeys blend naturally. It is a practice also of some orange-honey producers to move their apiaries from inland locations, after the orange bloom, to the coastal region, where a second crop is obtainable from palmetto, and a third crop from mangrove and cabbage palmetto, making three chances at a honey crop in one season. The writer has averaged 75 pounds orange honey and 100 pounds palmetto-mangrove honey in the same season.
A species of mint called pennyroyal grows in certain limited areas of the inland sections