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  1. #1
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    Default Winter honey harvest and honey quality

    What will the quality of honey be when capped frames are harvested in January due to dead outs ?
    Just curious , I crushed and strained 8 full frames that the bees never got to before dying off.
    It tastes very good, is opaque and it is thickening quickly in the jars. Maybe that is normal ?
    This is my first honey harvest, got 8 qts of honey from 8 frames.

    Thanks for the input.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Winter honey harvest and honey quality

    It will just be fresher than that harvested earlier.

  3. #3
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    Spanish Fork, UT, USA
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    Default Re: Winter honey harvest and honey quality

    I feed some of my hives in the fall so I don't extract honey from dead outs. A portion of whats in the frames is sugar. As long as you didn't feed your hives it should be good honey.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Winter honey harvest and honey quality

    I tried feeding them in the fall but they didn't seem very interested in it so guess I've got pure honey.
    I was hoping to hear it would still be good quality honey !

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