Honey Color

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by letitbee, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. letitbee

    letitbee New Member

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    I was noticing yesterday that the honey in the super I am going to harvest is a darker color than the super above it that they have not capped yet. Is the color difference from age or because of what they may have been feeding on at the time? We have a lot of golden rod and wild sunflower around and the newer super has very light colored honey in it. When I checked the new super last week, they still had about 4 frames left to draw and fill and as of yesterday they have all the frames filled but not all capped. It seems like they know because of the cooler weather that they better get their little butts in gear and get it done. They never cease to amaze me! :D
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    The flower source determines the color in the beginning. It will also darken with age.