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    After melting my cappings, I ended up with about 30+kg of burnt honey. What do most of you do with this? I have heard great discrepanices as to whether or not I can feed it back to my bees. The wax was melted (and honey burned) at low temps. over 2-3 days.

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    Make mead or feed back to the bees to use for feeding brood.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Wow, 30kg??? That's a lot of waste!

    You need a spinner to spin the honey
    out of the cappings next time, and if
    you can save even half that 30kg, you
    will quickly pay for the spinner with
    the honey that you can sell rather than
    not be able to sell.

    The "burned" honey is not really a problem
    unless fed to overwintering bees. If they
    bees can fly and void their wastes, they
    can tolerate the "burned" honey.

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    Thanks,

    Yeah, alot of burnt honey. But it came from about 3 years of cappings that just sat unprocessed until this winter.

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    Sometimes I like to make candy out of it. You can follow any kind of candy recipe from taffy to peanut brittle. Just use honey instead of sugar and instead of corn syrup and cook it to the same stage as required for the candy. You can also bake with it if it's not too burnt.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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