Super heated honey.

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by alleyyooper, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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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?

    :mrgreen: Al
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     

  3. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    It's obviously no good. You can send it to me for "disposal." ;)
     
  4. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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

    :mrgreen: Al
     
  5. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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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?
     
  6. Iddee

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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.
     
  7. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper New Member

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

    :mrgreen: Al
     
  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.