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Offline Jen

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Last years uncapped honey or nectar
« on: May 18, 2021, 11:54:29 pm »
I have a couple of frames of nectar that didn't get capped last year, could it be fermented and unedible?
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Re: Last years uncapped honey or nectar
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2021, 08:53:52 am »
Did you smell it or taste it?  If it's not capped it could ferment.
A couple of years ago I had 2 supers that I didn't get extracted.  The bees had capped the frames and all looked great.  I stored them in the garage.  When I did get time to extract those frames the  honey tasted off, almost metallic.  I fed that back to the bees with no problems.

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Re: Last years uncapped honey or nectar
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2021, 12:21:32 pm »
Thanks Baker, that's what I thought as well. I've had some hives the last couple of years that are very lazy about getting the nectar capped.
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