"old " honey

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red rambler
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"old " honey

Post by red rambler »

Hello group.

I have several medium suppers that have not been extracted. Still capped. Is there any reason not extract and share with others
Jacobs
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Re: "old " honey

Post by Jacobs »

As long as small hive beetles didn't get to it and ruin it, I see no reason not to extract and share honey from supers as long as they are of real nectar and were not on hives when mite treatments like thymol or apivar were on the hives. Formic acid and oxalic acid treatments can be done with honey supers on (as long as the products used have he proper labels).

Short answer--extract and enjoy.
red rambler
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Re: "old " honey

Post by red rambler »

This was helpful Have not noticed any odd smells like oranges. Will definately eyeball the frames to look for damage. Damaged frames will be feed to the colonies.

Thanks.
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