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  1. #1
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    Default Using honey from cut outs

    I know I've asked before about using cut out honey. My question is how do you keep the brood out when your doing crush and strain? I'm using cheesecloth and have a capping catcher but when I squeeze I noticed some brood "juice" going through. Will this taint my honey or cause it to ferment?

    - Jared

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    Default Re: Using honey from cut outs

    Quote Originally Posted by Jared Waites View Post
    I'm using cheesecloth and have a capping catcher but when I squeeze I noticed some brood "juice" going through. Will this taint my honey or cause it to ferment?

    - Jared
    Yes to "tainting"(I would say ruining.No to fermenting..

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Using honey from cut outs

    So it's ruined?

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Using honey from cut outs

    Use it to feed back to the bees. I would save it for when your flow is over or your starting a new hive from a split or package. We never waste anything on my farm.

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    Default Re: Using honey from cut outs

    Don't crush and strain the brood with the honey. Separate the two type of comb from one another.

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    Default Re: Using honey from cut outs

    Gotcha. So how do you feed it back to your bees? Jar feed like you do with sugar water?

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    Default Re: Using honey from cut outs

    you can crush and strain then jar feed it or place the combs away from your hives and let the bees clean it up. If you want to use it then separate the honey comb from the brood comb and freeze it to kill SHB and wax moth then crush and strain.
    "Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown

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