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.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed. I treat, but have not perfected varroa management yet.