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I set the wax melter for 120F, let it heat for the day then drain off the honey. Normally I get around 7 gallons from 10 gallons of drained cappings.
Once I have that honey drained off I increase the heat to 145F so the wax melts and flows good. I usally get a gallon to a gallon and a half of honey then.

Has it been heated to much to use to feed the bees? No pigs so what else could it be used for?

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The honey sold in stores has been heated to around 150.
You could use yours for.......

Pancakes
french toast
hot biscuits
peanut butter &honey sandwiches

I can think of a lot of ways to use it.
 

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And pay a disposal fee too I bet :D :D .

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does anyone know the temperature at which honey carmalizes and becomes hazardous/unfit to use as bee feed?

I have also noted that some 'canadian' honeys say the product is pasteurized... does anyone know how that can be accomplished without heating the product to 212 degrees?
 

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Carmelized, I don't know.

Pasteurized, I've read, is 150 to 160 F., held there for 15 minutes. Don't ask for reference, I'm going by memory.
 

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So the honey is safe for hmans but what about the bees?

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It's safe for anyone or anything. It's likely that the stored honey in the top super on a large hive may get that warm in a sunny day, under a metal hivetop.
 
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