How many gallons in 60lbs of honey

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by Ramon, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Ramon

    Ramon Active Member

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    I just harvested some honey last night and had two supers full (well, overfull since I was way late in harvesting) and got 60 lbs of honey. Anyone know how many gallons/pint makes up 60lbs honey approximately? Thanks
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  2. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ramon- sounds like you have some hard-working bees there, lol!
    60 pounds of honey is approx 5 gallons @ 12lbs./gal. Should work out to about 40 pints or so, maybe a little more. Mike in Ohio gets about 1 pound 4 oz in a pint jar, I get 1 pound 8 oz (1.5 pounds) in mine- guess it depends upon how full you fill the jars.

    Either way, you got a bunch of honey there- congrats and enjoy.
     

  3. Ramon

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    Thanks, my wife and I are still shaking our heads at how much we got. I am a new beekeeper so I am still astounded that one hive of bees can produce 60 lbs of honey in what amounts to 3 months of work!! Amazing.
    Ramon