Oh it is so bad I spit it out! One hive didn't make it but I had frames full of gorgeous light honey so I extracted it this past sunday. I noticed when I was going through the uncapping and straining it had a really strong smell but I figured it was the comb. Let it sit in the honey bucket and started filling a jar tonight. It is horrible! It doesn't smell bad but it tastes like nasty gym socks! It's very pretty but there is no way anyone would eat this. And the aftertaste is even worse!
So my questions are - what gives with the awful taste? and what do I do with it other than pour it down the drain (so to speak). Should I have left it in the frames for my new bees coming in May? Can I feed it to my new bees somehow? This is only year 2 for me so any and all advice is appreciated.