If you can't even pronounce it, do you really want it anywhere near your honey?
As with Butyric Anhydride,
the DOT, UPS, Fed-X, and the Post Office all classify it as a
Hazardous Material. We don't think they are joking. Here's the "Material Safety Data Sheet".
If you scroll through, you find statements like:
The biggest problem with
benzaldehyde is the fact that it is an important component in the
manufacture of illegal drugs like "methamphetamine". Even if you can convince someone
to sell it to you, expect a visit from polite, young, clean-cut, and heavily-armed representatives
of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), or worse yet, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Neither group will be happy
to see your 5,000 gallon supply of mead, and they won't believe
that it is all for "personal use".
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