At the local bee club the instructors were doing an extraction demo. One of the instructors took a frame of honey, showed where it was capped and some of it was not capped and did a quick thrust to the floor and said if you see honey come out of the uncapped portion and hits the floor, then that frame is not ready and that is considered "green honey".
A few people I talked to after the fact said this was not a good method and said they do not extract until the entire frame is capped over with wax. When I inspect frames, there is usually a few uncapped cells but with honey in them.
What's the best method to determine if your honey is "green" and does the method above (thrust towards the ground) shed any value to do this method? Also, some say that green honey will make you deathly ill, is this actually the case, or does it just give you the bathroom blues for a few days?