why doesn't it set rock hard agian?
When you have warmed and stirred your set OSR honey why doesn't it set again in the jar? Why does it remain soft set? Is it the warming process or the creaming that changes it?
EDIT found the answer in another thread!
Thanks for all the advice re: mixing your own. I didn't realise it was so cheap/easy.
I've only had OA premixed by my local association before and haven't been able to get hold of it in the Summer.
I have about 250 ml OA left over which might prove useful if I pick up a swarm this summer.
I know that OA in solution goes off over time so would it still be effective in 5 or 6 months if I freeze it it the meantime?
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Thanks for the replies guys. It's taken me 2 days to get back to the point where I can reply!
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You are correct - I misread the article on Nosema which, amongst other tips, says ..... 'avoid factors that promote dysentery (e.g. fermented stores, late syrup feeding, damp etc.) '
I'll try and give the combs a bit of a clean then and check how the bees get on with them.
I have about 12 brood frames which the bees cleaned out prior to storing. Unfortunately where there were pockets of pollen left this has gone mouldy/growing fur. Will the bees clean out these few cells themselves ?
I don't have a lot of drawn comb so wouldn't want to melt it down unless I...
Thanks for the replies Eric and Itma. The solution was made by my local association so it doesn't have a 'best before' date. I assumed the acid would be ok but wasn't sure about the sugar etc but Itma has put me straight on that. Best get some more from Thornes when I go to the sale.
How long does Oxalic acid in solution remain effective?
I bought some Oxalic acid last year already made up in solution. I still have most of it left. Will it still be effective this winter - 12 months after purchase?
Sound like a plan!
Couple of supplementary questions spring to mind :)
As this is my first year I do not have any other drawn comb to put in the super - just foundation. Perhaps they'll draw a bit more out? When I've finished feeding should I remove the frames with foundation and put some...