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  1. #1
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    Default honey quality for mead making question

    I just broke down a hive which has a small amount of wax moth larva. I have frozen the comb to kill the larva. Can I crush and strain this comb and use the resulting liquid be used to make mead? (ala tequila except the worm would not be there to eat) or am I going to make a gallon of poison?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: honey quality for mead making question

    You state its a small amount of wax moth. You should be fine. Just boil the must 15 minutes, cool and pitch your yeast.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: honey quality for mead making question

    thanks bmac. time to learn some more terminology i guess. hope there is a glossary in the intro sticky.

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    Default Re: honey quality for mead making question

    Most of it is in there, but
    Must = unfermented diluted honey
    pitch = add yeast for fermentation
    cool = what you'll be when you have mead to drink and offer your guests
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    in Lyons, CO

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