Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process
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  1. #1
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    Default Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    I have about 5 gallons of crystallized honey from last year that I am trying to find a use for. I also have a good amount of non-crystallized honey from this year that I would like to try making creamed honey with.
    Can I use some of the crystallized honey as starter for creamed honey in the most recent harvested liquid honey, or will that just ruin the liquid honey?

    If not; what do I do with all this crystallized honey!?! Right now it makes for an excellent bucket sized paperweight.

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    I would sample the crystallized honey to see how smooth it feels on the tongue. If it is rough like salt instead of creamy I would not use it as seed as you will get the same rough texture.

    You could melt it in a dbl boiler if it is too coarse. Look up the Dyce method for creamed honey for a detailed explanation.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

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    Default Re: Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    Mead. Definitely mead.

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    Default Re: Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    I'm going to try this method that Stewart Spinks demonstrates so well.

    Making Creamed Honey - The Dyce Method - Beekeeping Basics - The Norfolk Honey Co

    https://youtu.be/kWugwfMct9o

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    Default Re: Crystallized Honey to Creamed Honey Process

    The Dyce method works well, use good seed honey. Any crystalized honey can be liquefied for a good long time by heating it to 150, holding there for 15 minutes, then cooling it quickly. I've turned undesirable creamed honey liquid this way and it remains liquid.
    5 Production colonies, 1 side by side 5 frame nuc for support- 7 working queens is all I want.

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