Brendhan. That is a total bummer. I think that the dusk thing relates to cooler temperatures, and if I am not mistken Florida night temps are pretty warm.
When I extracted alot of my honey last year, I had the moisture content checked, it was not sufficient for proper storage of honey. We were taught by our instructor in our bee course that if the moisture content was too high, bad news bears, it will ferment.
One way that he taught us and it is a sure-fired and safe method of reducing moisture content.
Ever heard of something called Dri-Z-Air? It is a product that is sold in Canada, I am not sure if in the U.S., but I am sure there is something similar. Dri-Z-Air is used in motor homes to keep the moisture content to a minimal. We, in our southwestern British Columbia climate have extreme moistured. Not so much humidity because our climate is cool, but it is definitely a rainforest.
This product is identical to that which is used to dehydrate flowers, and many other items. Silica may be what it is commonly known as.
Our instructor taught us that if the moisture content is too high, to place the honey in a container that has quite a large surface area, ensuring that no foreign matter could fall into it, such as using a fine mesh. Placing the dehydrant material in a small room with the honey that requires reduction, possibly stirring the solution to allow the moisture to be withdrawn. A fan could also be placed in this small room to move the air around.
This worked for me. After a few days, this honey that had a too high moisture content was reduced to a 100% acceptable 17.8% moisture content. I know, I tested it again. Tried and true. This may seem like alot of work, but then, it is a lot of work to ensure healthy girls to bring us this beautiful substance we know as honey.
Brendan, good luck, I feel your frustration, but still....have a wonderful day and the best of our beautiful life we're all livin'. Cindi