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Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by adamant, Aug 29, 2012.
if i need to run the dehumidifier what percent of humidity do i want in the room and for how long?
It takes more than a dehumidifier. If that is all you have 50 percent for as long as you can before small hive beetles tear it up. There is actually a document on the options.
i extractracted i bunch of uncaped frames and need to dry it out.
Were you feeding your hive during the time they were filling honey supers?
Do you have any way of testing the moisture content? It is a little more difficult once it is extracted but from I have read it is possible. Put your honey in a container that exposes as much surface of the honey to the air and run your dehumidifier. It should be done in a small room (heated) and you may have to stir the honey from time to time to make sure the moisture pulls out evenly.
I have not tried this with extracted honey, but I know that moisture can be pulled out of honey while still in the frames this way. I was able to lower the moisture level almost 2% in a couple of days from several boxes this way.
The EDIS doocument lists several options for drying extracted honey and the temperature humidity recommendations.
Nice article AB:thumbsup: Saved as PDF. Thanks
I have set buckets of honey in a small room with the dehumidifier running. It will bring the moisture down. It is easier and quicker to do if the honey is still in the frame, but it can be done while the honey is in the bucket. The length of time depends upon how high the moisture level is to begin with. A refractometer is a good investment for peace of mind.
Just send the honey to me. This state is a dehumidifier.