Mouse poop in honey

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by omnimirage, May 4, 2016.

  1. omnimirage

    omnimirage New Member

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    Suddenly have a mouse problem, and I find that bucket of about six kilos of honey has about five small nugs of mouse poop in it. It was sitting in it for about a day.

    What should I do with the honey? Can I store it, and feed it to the hungry bee swarms I'll be capturing in the Spring? Or do I need to throw it out?
     
  2. ibeelearning

    ibeelearning Member

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    Oooooh... this is an ethics problem.

    ‚ÄčLet's put it this way: I would not throw it out. The antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties of honey are impressive. The viscosity would seem to create a localized barrier.

    But, then, at 63, I still believe in the 3 second rule when I drop food on the floor.
     

  3. camero7

    camero7 Member

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    bees will be fine with it...