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  1. #1
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    Default Honey has no smell, is it safe to eat?

    I just removed my super from hive. Nothing was capped, harvested the honey. We noticed the honey has little to no smell. Is this safe to eat? Is this just nectar? Any help appreciated. Thank you

  2. #2
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Honey has no smell, is it safe to eat?

    If it's not capped, it's just nectar in my book... it's probably not dry enough. Only a refractometer knows for sure.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Honey has no smell, is it safe to eat?

    Michael is right, but also note there are a lot of honeys that have little to no odor, and some that are as strong as heck..... so yea, its fine... just still "wet"

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Honey has no smell, is it safe to eat?

    If it's not cured it will soon have a smell (a fermented smell), and if it does? don't feed it back to the bees. It can cause dysentery to the bees.

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