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  1. #1
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    Default Uncapped Honey

    This was our worst year in10 years. Ihave hives with numerous super , only to find several thatI thought were full of honey were almost emty with only smallpatches. Even the better super were capped on either one side or partially capped. Meaning I will have numerous frames that will have high moisture. I will of course check the moisture content in the uncapped frames. My question is what do I do with so many frames of uncapped honey. I normally have a few frames and extract it with the capped frames and have good moisture contect. Should I process those frames separately and feed back, or in some way reduce moisture even though uncapped. Would appreciate any suggestions as I have never had this qaunity before (about 40-50 frames either uncapped or partially uncapped).
    Thanks

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  3. #2
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    Richmond, va
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    Default Re: Uncapped Honey

    measure the uncapped honey with a refractometer (fairly inexpensive tool) to see where you actually are.

    you can always use several dehumidifier techniques to evaporate the honey after extraction, as many have done before.

  4. #3
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    Default Re: Uncapped Honey

    I have a digital refactometer and plan to use it. It is agreat device.
    Quote Originally Posted by dddillon View Post
    measure the uncapped honey with a refractometer (fairly inexpensive tool) to see where you actually are.

    you can always use several dehumidifier techniques to evaporate the honey after extraction, as many have done before.

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