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Water in Honey
Honey is about 80% sugar and 18% water. The rest is minerals and ash*, pollen grains and bees’ wings. The sugars and water come from nectar secreted by flowers. When flowers produce nectar (as a way of attracting pollinating insects … Continue reading
Posted in Beekeeping, Friends, Honey Tagged mead, moisture in honey, refractometer 5 Comments
What Do You Do with Open Honey?
Yesterday, I droned on and on about how beekeepers who are smart and mature don’t know anything. It’s the new beefolks who have all the answers. I’m not quite at the point where I know nothing, so I’m going to … Continue reading
Posted in Beekeeping, Honey, Tools and Gadgets Tagged Alberta, Canada, moisture in honey, refractometer 4 Comments