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I have a deep full of capped honey but am not sure if it is from sugar water (1:1) I fed them or is it from nectar. Someone told me that bees typically do not cap sugar solution--is this true. I do not want to extract honey if it is from sugar solution.

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I will have to do a taste test. I started feeding them in May and stopped in June. So not sure, Thanks for info.
Any other input on how to differentiate sugar honey vs flower honey would be appreciated.

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Capped sugar will be clear with white wax cappings. I don't know the colors of your spring nectar flow, but it should have some color to it I would imagine. Hopefully somebody from your area can chime in and tell you what to look for color wise. I know my mothers spring honey in the Boston area is very light...but there is color to it.
 

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You could make a practice of adding food coloring to any syrup you feed - say blue food coloring. Then you would have a pretty good idea of capped syrup vs capped honey. :)
 
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