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    Default Thick Honey

    I just extracted my first super of honey!!! I had placed the hive where a lot of sourwood was blooming and not much of anything else. I have been told that sourwood honey was light colored. What I got was I think medium colored. Not light or dark. Also it is very thick. A lot thicker than any other local honey that I have bought. I am very thankful fo what I got considering this is my first year and I got started late. I guess my questions are would thick honey considered good or bad? Could this be sourwood even though it is medium colored? Regardless it is goood.

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    Around here (western NC) the early/spring honey was very thick, thicker than what is usually harvested. Nobody seems to know why.
    One thing everybody does know is that it wants to hold onto the bubbles.

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    Thanks for all the replys!

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    Viscosity, thickness if you will, is mostly a function of moisture content and temperature.
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    By your description, you describe my early/spring honey to a tee, I would say what you have is 'Wildflower", at least that's what I'm calling it; a mix of everything.

    Not only thick, but very very tasty, almost like candy!

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    I had some honey a few years back that was liquid white and VERY thick. It was so thick it would string like mozza cheese on a pizza. You could nearly tap it with the back of a spoon. If someone showed it to me w/o knowing where it came from I would have sworn it was corn syrup (but it wasn't). It had an excellent flavor.

    Joe
    "Slow Down and Taste the Vanilla" - My Grandma

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    an io thought we only got thick honey in Ireland.
    Best roigards
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