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  1. #1
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    Default excess moisture in small batch

    I had a colony die out this winter. I decided to spin the storred honey and as i did some was not caped and added what I feel is a bit to much moisture.
    Can I say put some in a shallow baking dish and place in to a 110 degree oven to aid in evaperating the extra moisture? Has any one tryed it and or any suggestions? jc

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    Default Re: excess moisture in small batch

    Did you test for moisture or just guessing? Uncapped honey can be perfectly OK as long as the bees had time to dry it.

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    Sad Re: excess moisture in small batch

    The honey has not been tested. I have no means to do so. It is a bit runny. My concern is it having to much moisture, and fermenting. I guess I will just keep it refrigerated. If there is an easy way to get the moisture out I am all ears. Thanks

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    Default Re: excess moisture in small batch

    At this time of year, at least where I live, the house furnace is still running regularly day and night, I know if you put the honey out in shallow pans, keep it covered with a cloth to keep dust out of it, the low humidity in the house with the furnace running will get excess moisture out of it pretty quick. I know, I did the same thing here recently, actually it almost got too thick because I got busy and forgot about it for awhile before I bottled it up. John

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    Default Re: excess moisture in small batch

    I have a small boiler room in my mother in laws home that would work great. The thing runs constantly I think I will give it a try. Most likley put some black plastic screen over the pan with some sticks going across it stays dry. I will let it sit for a week or so then check it. tanks

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