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Thread: Aluminum

  1. #1
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    Default Aluminum

    Does aluminum affect the taste of honey?

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    Default Re: Aluminum

    Depends how much you add to the honey. lol
    You are going to have to be more specific with your question in order for us to give you a decent answer.

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    Default Re: Aluminum

    Bees aren't miners they're farmers.

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    Default Re: Aluminum

    If your considering putting honey in an aluminum container I would say don't. Honey is a little acidic and aluminum reacts with acid. there is some evidence indicating that aluminum can cause issues (at certain levels it's toxic) and I wouldn't know how much it react with the honey. I don't like to put tomato in Aluminum for that reason.

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    Default Re: Aluminum

    I wouldn't use aluminum containers or equipment to handle honey. The best choice is food grade plastic or stainless steel. Some of the really old extractors that some beekeepers use are a galvanized steel, which would probably be OK. Another option if you are trying to use old equipment is to paint the inside with food grade clear epoxy. Here is a link to betterbee.com who sales it.
    http://www.betterbee.com/Products/Ho...te-Epoxy-Paint

    If you are serious about beekeeping for the long term I would recommend saving up the money and upgrading to stainless steel equimpment.

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    Default Re: Aluminum

    Keep aluminum out of your kitchen and your hives.

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    Default Re: Aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBuzz View Post
    Bees aren't miners they're farmers.


    http://www.birdandhike.com/Wildlife/...ae/_Andren.htm
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