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  1. #1
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    Default Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    Just out of curiosity. I'm wondering if I'm just being too OCD with my preparation methods. Please take the following survey. Thanks.

    http://questionpro.com/t/AJKk8ZOp04

    -james

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    How do we see the results? I thought there was a survey function on Beesource.

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman43 View Post
    How do we see the results? I thought there was a survey function on Beesource.

    Good question, I don't know. I suppose I will have to post the results, myself. I've never used this survey site before. Didn't know there was one on the forum.

    Let's try this link: http://www.questionpro.com/a/ShowRes...9740&mode=data

    -js
    Last edited by dixiebooks; 11-27-2012 at 08:35 PM. Reason: more info

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    When starting a new thread on Beesource, look towards the bottom of that page for Additional Options, then see "Post a Poll"
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    I just take the bottles out of the plastic bag or box, fill them up, and screw on the lids. They are hot blow molded (plastic) and have not been touched yet most likely, and I can't see how they'd be cleaner if I washed them out.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    There is no need to "wash" honey containers before filling. All of the containers we sell are manufactured, packed and handled to FDA regulation. If anything, washing at home will ADD foreign residue to the containers, such as organic particles or detergent/soap (spots) if done improperly. There may be some benefit to blasting (food-safe) filtered compressed air (from something other than a shop air compressor) to remove dust particles (like cardboard fibers from the shipping box), which may lead to crystallization of the honey. However, we do not see this as a problem for the home producer.

    Fortunately, honey is anti-bacterial in nature and does not require the same level of preparation that something like maple syrup or home-made jam requires.
    Blue Sky Bee Supply
    Quality Bee Supplies, Bees and Containers!

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    Quote Originally Posted by psfred View Post
    I just take the bottles out of the plastic bag or box,
    If the container is plastic and in a plastic bag I don't see any issue with using them as is. If they are in cardboard boxes and don't have a lid I would rinse and dry them. For myself I am not in favor of plastic. I think it is contrary to the health benefits of honey. Might as well eat corn syrup.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    [QUOTE=dixiebooks;871015]Just out of curiosity. I'm wondering if I'm just being too OCD with my preparation methods. Please take the following survey. Thanks.

    http://questionpro.com/t/AJKk8ZOp04

    I handle plastic different than glass and this survey doesn't distinguish.

    Glass, I send through the dishwasher but now will not use soap, high heat wash and heat dry. Boil lids (now).

    Plastic, I put them in the extra large zip lock bags, no wash.
    "Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    I use mostly glass and when I first got my jars I filled right out of the box but now having set in the garage for several years they are "cloudy" right out of the box so I run them thru the dishwasher.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    Buy and use honey jars and plastic containers made for honey. Use them right out of the container in which they come. Never wash the containers or the caps. Buy and use plastisol lids on all of your glass jars and you will never see any rust, even if you do wash them, which you don't need to.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Buy and use honey jars and plastic containers made for honey. Use them right out of the container in which they come. Never wash the containers or the caps. Buy and use plastisol lids on all of your glass jars and you will never see any rust, even if you do wash them, which you don't need to.
    Do you have a link to lids that will fit mason jars?
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Survey: Preparation of NEW jars and lids for honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Modem View Post
    Do you have a link to lids that will fit mason jars?
    Greg have you tired ACE Hardware?
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