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My neighbors gave me a good amount of old raw honey (thick, but not crystallized). They bought it some years ago from an area beekeeper, but never used it. They said I could have it.

Question for y'all: Could I use that in my top feeder for my new hives? Should I dilute it? If so, how much?

Thank you,
Erich in Lexington, TX
 

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Do not mix it with anything -- feed it straight! Honey can contain American Foulbrood and Nosema spores. You are taking a chance feeding honey of unknown origin. I fed five gallons of undiluted honey this winter. It was from my hive and they were and are healthy.
 

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If someone gave me honey, either new, old crystallized or not, personally I wouldn’t
feed it to my Bees, period…period….period. I would not feed it. That’s me.

Jim
 
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