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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
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    Barnwell, SC, USA
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    Default Funny looking honey?

    Inspecing my 2 hives this weekend I noticed that some of their honey stores had a gray color instead of the nice white color I had seen before. Is this normal?

    Everything else in the hives seemed normal....

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Jun 2008
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    Sacramento,California,USA
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    Default Re: Funny looking honey?

    When first capped, honey cappings are white as they are capped with an air space between the cured honey and the wax cap, so you see the whiteness of the wax cap. Over time, the air space between the cured honey and the cap gets absorbed, or otherwise disappears, and then the cappings turn darker as they rest right down onto the cured honey without an air space in between.
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
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    Sparta, Tennessee
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    Default Re: Funny looking honey?

    Honey comes in many colors...depends on what they are bringing in at the time.

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