I started beekeeping last year and have loved it. I let the girls keep everything they collected last year, and both my hive came through the winter just fine. This year, I got my first little bit of honey. I only took what turned out to be 14 lbs, but for me thats plenty (for now).
Since this is my first time and I am a little paranoid, I got a refractometer. I'd hate to give some honey to friends and family and have it go bad on them. Anyway, I tested my honey and its 18.5% moisture. It seems that most people shoot for 18%, but I couldn't fine a hard number. Is 18.5% low enough, or do I need to find some way to try and drop the moisture?
Thanks for helping a paranoid newbie!