I'm new to the forum and hope there's someone out there with some good advice about crystallized honey. I have a super full of totally crystallized honey, left over after a hive die out.
I made the mistake of leaving a full super on my hive last winter, thinking the bees could use the extra honey as it was such a huge colony. Some of the honey was already crystallized in fall, but I didn't realize that was what I was seeing until too late. The colony dwindled over our cool, damp winter and all that was left in March was a lot of dead bees on the bottom screen, a damp hive with some mold on the comb, and all this crystallized honey.
Did the colony starve because I left so much honey they had no room for brood or clustering? Or die due to the dampness?
And now, is there any way to salvage all this honey, even if just for my own use?