And the bee-eat goes onnnn…
Monday September 06th 2021, 10:45 pm
Filed under: Food

I always thought I should try this but I wondered just how many squirrels would suddenly show up if I put a jar of honey out in the yard. Even with the lid on. I could just see them trying to wrestle or chew it open.

None, turns out, although it was only one afternoon. I did have a fair amount of smoke dust to wipe off it at the end of the day, which shouldn’t have surprised me but it did.

They say not to microwave it. They say a pot of hot but not boiling water will do it, and for me it’s never done it. Putting it right next to a pot of soup boiling away for hours? Not that either.

But by golly a black lid, direct sunlight, an unseasonably 93F day in September, and that crystalized year-old honey was now as runny as the day the hive was rather sorry to see it go.

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Ah, cool, that worked! or perhaps instead of cool, I should saw, sweet!

Comment by ccr in MA 09.07.21 @ 6:03 am

That should be “say” there, not “saw” (sigh)

Comment by ccr in MA 09.07.21 @ 6:04 am

Hot water has worked for me. Set in a pot, on a trivet on the burner, set at very low. Takes a good while.

But a black lid in the sun would be cheaper!

Not often honey lasts long enough at my house ?

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 09.07.21 @ 6:55 am

I take the top off and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds or so. Works great and it’s fast! However, I don’t buy fancy honey, it’s local but not a specific kind or anything…all our honey hardens in our pantry here, we get it in summer and use it all winter…must be because it’s an outside wall and I live in Manitoba. 🙂

Comment by Joanne 09.07.21 @ 7:30 pm

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