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...in mid December. I'm thinking I'll leave the honey in place and they can use it when the new box of bees arrive. But the bees won't arrive until late this month. Meanwhile the flow has started so I think they wion't pay much attention to the honey. So I decide to harvest all that remains. Question: assume one had treated for varroa in late fall, is that honey edible by humans? Yes, I'm being vague with respect to the treatment as I really haven't studied any treatments except sugar dusting and OA fumigating. Mike
 

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>I'm thinking I'll leave the honey in place and they can use it when the new box of bees arrive.

Local bees in your area will find and rob it all out. If you close up the hive for any amount of time it could start to get moldy if you have uncapped stores. Bring in your frames and freeze them to kill moth/beetle eggs then store inside or in a freezer.

>Question: assume one had treated for varroa in late fall, is that honey edible by humans?

It would depend on the treatment. OA treatment that you had live bees in that hive for several weeks after treatment should be fine. Powder sugar would also be fine anytime. You will have to check each treatment.

This might also help you to pick a treatment that will leave your honey eatable.
 
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