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« on: September 28, 2009, 07:54:23 PM »

what might be the best way to go about straining crystallized honey from the comb.  i dont want to heat it to much, id rather keep it raw.  but im not sure how to separate the crushed wax from the honey crystals.  any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 09:09:58 PM »

Gosh, I think if I had crystallized honey in the comb, I'd save it and feed it back to the bees - freeze it for now and when your bees need food, put the comb in the hive for them to eat.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 09:24:59 PM »

or just cut it in squares and eat it in the comb.  PB & honey is great.  between two pieces of toast....
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 06:25:13 PM »

i might feed some back to the bees this winter, but its not so good to eat in the comb.  its alot of old brood comb from a barn cut out.  thanks for the suggestions though.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 08:53:55 PM »

oh... if it's crystalised I don't htink you have much option for separation aside from heating, and I wouldn't be keen to do that particularly.

If it's crystalised AND in brood comb.. that's bee feed, not people feed.  Smiley
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