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  1. #1
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    Default Honey Never Spoils

    A tidbit I ran across while continuing my research ...

    http://www.jackterry.net/honey/granulation.html
    The wonderful thing about good quality honey is that it never spoils - honey over 2000 years old has been removed from the Egyptian Pyramids and was still eatable!
    I wanna know who got to eat the 2000 year old honey.
    Quintin

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    Default Re: Honey Never Spoils

    Hehe I think because it was sealed in a dry enviroment. Honey is hydroscopic, which means it can draw moisture from the air. Once it gets to a certain moisture level, it is accesible by yeasts which will ferment it. Once its fermented because its not a high enough alcohol concentration it could be subject to bacterias. So mostly true, but really depends on time, place, etc.

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    Default Re: Honey Never Spoils

    Hygroscopic dude

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    Default Re: Honey Never Spoils

    I looked this up, not because I didn't trust you, but because I don't know enough Latin. Why is it hydro electric power, hydrating when drinking water, but hygroscopic. Someone smarter than I am knew of course. hydro = liquid water, hygro = water vapor. So hygroscopic is pulling vapor from the air...that makes sense. Learn something new every day, at least I try to.

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    Default Re: Honey Never Spoils

    I doubt anyone ate it... but honey is only immune to spoiling IF it's sealed up for the reasons stated already. Once it absorbs water it will ferment.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Honey Never Spoils

    A hydroscope is a device to assist seeing below the surface of water.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroscope

    And yes, I had to look up both words also.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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