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Why your honey gets hard

One thing that puzzles a lot of new (and used) beekeepers is the way that some honey granulates while other honey doesn’t.¬† There are a number of things that affect crystallization rate, including ‘seed’ floating in the honey (dust, previous … Continue reading

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This Cat Don’t Eat Honey

Humans can taste one drop of sucrose (table sugar) diluted in 150 parts water. A honey bee outranks our sugar sensitivity six-times over: about one part in a thousand and the bee is on it. What about Puff, the cat? … Continue reading

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Canola: Canada’s Yellow Carpet

Yesterday I wrote about honey that hurries towards granulation. Canola (the honey plant formerly known as rapeseed) is our local example of quick-setting honey. Canola honey is nice:¬† white and mild with a slight minty flavour. I like it but … Continue reading

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Can’t Get it out of the Comb?

The American Bee Journal¬† published a timely piece in their August issue. It just hit my mailbox. The article is about avoiding granulated honey in your extracting frames. It’s written by your favourite bee-blogger. Me. I’m not going to repeat … Continue reading

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