Re: honey foams immediately after pouring into jars
I am reviving this thread because I had this happen last night. I store some of my honey in glass quart jars, and then when I need them transfer to 1 pound and 8 oz jars. Last night I poured 16 one pounders and 16 8 oz jars. All were from fall honey. The light jars are fine, no foam.
The darker, with meleleuka, all put about 3/4 inch foam at the top of the jar. I noticed something strange last night when I was finished, but it was this morning when I looked, then opened, to find this thick foam on top. I don't heat my honey. Maybe with my new extractor (I spin for 20-25 min) I am over spinning, but that doesn't explain why this has happened to only the dark honey. I also noticed that the dark was a thinner pour than the light.
I don't smell or taste fermenting--but I did plan to sell this at my market table tomorrow. I have uncapped the 12 jars and removed the foam and letting them re-settle. The foam does have a slight fermentation taste, but the honey itself doesn't seem to have it.
While searching, on another thread someone said something about getting too much pollen in the honey in extracting. These are the frames (I posted the question at that time) about finding frames with capped red pollen interspersed in the honey frame.
Maybe a no brainer question--I can't sell it now? The unopened jars in particular where I don't know if opening will then cause this to happen? I don't have a refractometer. Yet.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 40 hives, TF