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alan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: White Stuff. Reply with quote

Hello to all in this new year.

I went to my bucket of honey recently,my first ever.
It has over quarter of an inch of white stuff covering it.
Can anyone tell me what it is?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess that it is just fine wax particles that have floated to the surface and formed a "scum" Some of mine had a similar brown film on the surface from old brood comb, pollen and bee bread..... tastes yum! One person I gave some to, who normally buys local, conventionally extracted, honey said it was the best tasting honey he had ever eaten.

I'm pretty sure it will be perfectly fine to eat yours but if you are concerned, skim it off and keep it for cooking with or feed it back to bees later in the year. The honey below will be fine.
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