Re: Optimal temperature and conditions to store honey
Holy cow batman, that's a lot of reading! Cut to the chase and go to the synopsis starting around page 71. If you are not trying to ferment or cream the honey, and you do not pasturize, store in sealed mason jars as close to 30°F as possible. 50°F - 60°F seems to be the worst temps for storage. Avoid agitation during processing. Also make sure that your honey has a high enough specific gravity. Around 1.43 or so.
This paper was written about 85 years ago but some things never change.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.