Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

granulating honey

2103 8
My 2006 honey (2nd year of beekeeping) seems to be granulating very quickly. Is it because the foundation was a year older? Or what?
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Vendor
Local feral survivors in eight frame medium boxes.
Joined
·
54,344 Posts
Beesource.

At the top of this page is a label "Search". Click on that. Then pick all forums, put in your search criteria and do a search. If you don't find it here, go to the main beesource page (www.beesource.com) and click on search and do one there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
378 Posts
Foundation age doesn't affect granulation rate...

The main culprit is where the nectar came from. Different flowers produce honey with different sugar compositions. The mixture of flowers that we have in Arkansas makes a honey that almost never granulates, whereas some flowers make a honey that will granulate almost faster than you can get it out of the super. The other culprit, as was mentioned, is temperature. 57 degrees F is the temperature that granulates honey the FASTEST, so stay as far away from that temp as you can, either plus or minus. In other words, either freeze the honey or store it someplace warm, but not in a crawlspace where the temperature fluctuates (cold at night, warm in day), and not in the fridge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34,560 Posts
No Bee. It doesn't stay fresher that way. You can't get it cold enough with your freezer to actually freeze it.

I think that Curry was recommending a constant temperature above or below 57 to slow down the granulation process. It will only slow it down.

Micheal Bush's suggestion is a good one. Look it up under search at the top of the page.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top