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  1. #1
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    Default Fast Crystallization

    What would cause abnormally fast honey crystallization? I robbed a few supers, and a month later, it was crystallized. I have never seen it do it that fast. Not even close. Normally, 6 months is the fastest, and it may go a year, before I see it.

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    Default Re: Fast Crystallization

    I think it depends on the nectar source. A local beek puts some of his hives on cotton fields for the bees to have honey for winter...says that honey crystallizes fast...

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Fast Crystallization

    These hives never move, and the nectar source never changes. I thought it might have to do with water content, or something. ???????????

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    Default Re: Fast Crystallization

    Just because the hives weren't moved doesn't mean the bees foraged on the same flowers they did previous years.
    It does depend on the floral source.
    Dan

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Fast Crystallization

    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    Just because the hives weren't moved doesn't mean the bees foraged on the same flowers they did previous years.
    It does depend on the floral source.
    I guess it is possible, but I have had bees here since 1979, and never seen this, and the plants have not changed. I am in the extreme corner of Southeast Texas. Thanks!

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