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    Default Can you freeze honey

    Can I freeze frames of capped honey, and use it for feeding later.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Yes you can.

    I have a dedicated freezer just for frames of honey and pollen for next season. Always safe than sorry I say. Will help with early build up and hopefully some honey from packages I purchase.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Is a fridge good enough?

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Nope, honey will crystallise real quick at fridge temps but not at all at freezer temps.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Honey will keep for at least two years in the freezer. Honey does not freeze, it just gets thicker. Warm it back up and it is fine.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    You only need to freeze honey to kill wax moth and shb eggs and larva. Full frames of honey for feed can be frozen but let them get to room temp before you put them on the bees frames pf pollen should get frozen for same reason only more so because pollen and cacoons are realy what wax moth and shb like to eat. As far as keeping honey good it wll NEVER go bad if moisture is below 18% frozen or not.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Quote Originally Posted by david logue View Post
    Can I freeze frames of capped honey, and use it for feeding later.
    Sure. But don't you have anything better to put in your freezer, like meat or veggies? Isn't itr cold enuf outdoors? It isn't necassary. But if that is where you have the room for storage it won't hurt anything.
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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Little View Post
    Nope, honey will crystallise real quick at fridge temps but not at all at freezer temps.
    Interesting - I would not have thought that do you know why ???

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    The further away from 57 degrees the slower the honey crystallizes. So I guess since most freezers are colder than most refridgerators keeping honey in a freezer would retard crystalization better than keeping it in a refrigerator.

    But why you would keep it in either is something I don't get. But I'm sure that's just me.
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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Most if not all honey will crystallise with time no matter the temp. But temp does play a factor in how fast and how fine.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post

    The further away from 57 degrees the slower the honey crystallizes. So I guess since most freezers are colder than most refridgerators keeping honey in a freezer would retard crystalization better than keeping it in a refrigerator.
    Got it - thanks!

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    So can bees use chrystallized honey very well? Is it any better than sugar, or just better than nothing?

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    It would be okay if they were strong, of a good population of bees. Otherwise, the energy they would spend eating it might not match the value.
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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    Thanks to every one for there response.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    To keep varmints out of it, freeze it, refrigerate it. keep it cool, dry and stacked and top covered so nothing can get in. Crystalized honey is not a problem in any way for the bees. If you put a frozen frame of honey in the brood chamber, you will probably chill and kill the brood on both sides of it. Please find something worth worrying about. I sincerely wish I had those frames of honey myself. I have been out of this for years and am starting with foundation.

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    Default Re: Can you freeze honey

    If my memory is correct, crystalized honey will liquify in the middle of the cluster. Nitquickly, but I ubderstand it does. if they are in a hurry, I have seen the bees eat the liquid part, and drag out the cyrstals .

    Roland

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