Honey Viscousity
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  1. #1
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    Default Honey Viscousity

    I wonder if anyone knows what can potentially affect honey viscosity. Couple of my friends are "honey connoisseurs" and have noticed that some of the honey they buy is watery and not as thick when compared to my honey. When asked "why" - I really have no idea what to tell them. Does excessive feeding or processing (pasteurization, filtration etc) significantly affect honey viscosity or is it all just based on nectar source? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I have already ruled out moisture content. My honey is at 16.5 > 17.5%. Other honey samples were all at or below 17%.

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    Default Re: Honey Viscousity

    Type can be a factor. Hopefully no one is feeding and selling the honey produced during feeding. Dishonest practice.
    Beek since 2016: Hardiness Zone 9a: in NW Florida

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    Default Re: Honey Viscousity

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadeguppy View Post
    Hopefully no one is feeding and selling the honey produced during feeding. Dishonest practice.
    I have a fear that this might be the case. I just wanted to confirm that syrup-spiked honey would have a thinner consistency. Taste is a bit off too = "burn-your-throat" sweet.

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