Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: 2 or 3 Drums of Honey  (Read 1034 times)

Offline bhfury

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 49
  • Gender: Male
2 or 3 Drums of Honey
« on: August 03, 2009, 07:53:17 PM »
I was just contacted by a grand-daughter of an retired beek and she said she has 2 or 3 drums of raw honey she would like to get rid of.  She wasn't sure of the age, whether it's crystalized or not, etc.  Can it be sold, fed, etc.?

Any thoughts?

Offline Ernest T. Bass

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 82
  • Gender: Male
    • Home 'n Stead Blog
Re: 2 or 3 Drums of Honey
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 01:33:12 AM »
We'll take it, crystallized or not. :) Our family goes through a barrel in a year.. It's gonna take a few years 'till my hives are up to par. ;)
"One in the same, Bass is the name!"

Have a minute to burn? Perhaps you'd like to check out some of the movies that my siblings and I like to make...

Lund Family Productions

Offline contactme_11

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 344
  • Gender: Male
Re: 2 or 3 Drums of Honey
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 12:20:27 PM »
If I were you I'd take it, bottle it and use or give it away. Friends are always asking me for honey because they know I've got the bees.  :roll:

Offline kathyp

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 16081
  • Gender: Female
Re: 2 or 3 Drums of Honey
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 01:22:19 PM »
take it. 
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

George Orwell  "1984"

Offline bhfury

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 49
  • Gender: Male
Re: 2 or 3 Drums of Honey
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 02:06:50 PM »
I was told the honey is about 10 years old.  Does that make a difference?

Offline kathyp

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 16081
  • Gender: Female
Re: 2 or 3 Drums of Honey
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 02:12:54 PM »
honey will only do a couple of things.  it will crystallize or it might ferment.  it is more likely crystallized and there is nothing wrong with that.  you can warm it enough to poor, or if it's fine enough, use it as cream honey.  if it's fermented, i would think you could make mead, but that's out of my area.  :-)
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

George Orwell  "1984"

 

anything