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gchiverton 

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some of my spring crop has been discribed as frosting in the jar- help is this normal!
 

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If it is spring crop, it may well be or have a high oil seed rape component. OSR honey is highly crystaline. So if frosted means 'granular' then that could be it - and it's normal. Is the honey quite light in colour almost a milky light straw colour? If it is then that also points toward OSR dervied nectar / honey. R
 

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As I understand it frosting occurs when bottled honey quickly granulates to a hard (sometimes rock hard) consistency, as you might expect to happen with OSR. The frosting occurs between the sides/edges of the honey and the glass jar as the honey leaves an air gap. This gives rise to the "frosting".

Again as I understand it the frosting is in no way detrimental to the honey product.

I stand to be corrected.

Is the only way to get rid of the frosting to gently heat the honey?

Peter
 

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thankyou for your replie's, it has still been selling well. it just doesnt look good from a potential buyer's point of view, but then i have been convincing them that it is perfectly safe and just part of the granular process. thanks again.
 

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Better if you put your fresh extracted honey into buckets to let the initial crystalization to take place,seed if needed,then warm and bottle at later date.
 

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ok can you explain -seed? all summer crop in buckets and soft set at moment, managed 90 pounds from 3.colonies,

currently thinking of ivy honey as i sold 20 + jars, and people loved the strong taste, obviously will leave it for 6 months set as its better with age. good dark, strong flavoured honey, the only problem is taking it so late in the season so i only take a few frames from each colony. :)
 

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