🐝 What is raw honey?
While there is no official U.S. federal definition of raw honey, the National Honey Board defines raw honey as “honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling or straining without adding heat.” This definition does not have any legal authority, but is provided to help in the understanding of honey and honey terms. Learn More: https://www.honey.com/faq
🐝 Is raw honey more nutritious than processed or filtered honey?
“Raw” honey generally means honey that has not been heated or filtered. We often see or hear claims that raw honey is more nutritious or better for you, primarily because raw honey may contain small amounts of pollen grains that are often removed during processing or filtering. Honey is produced by honeybees from the nectar of plants, not pollen. Pollen occurs only incidentally in honey. The amount of pollen in honey is minuscule and not enough to impact the nutrient value of honey. Learn More: https://www.honey.com/faq
🐝 Why does my honey smell, look, or taste different from what I'm used to?
Honey comes in many colors and flavors. These are called honey varietals, and they are determined by the types of flowers the bees visited for nectar. Some are light and sweet; others are dark and bold. Pick the honey you like and enjoy! Learn More: https://www.honey.com/faq
🐝 My honey has become solid (crystallized). Is it still good?
Crystallization is the natural process by which the glucose in honey precipitates out of the liquid honey. Different varieties of honey will crystallize at different rates, and a few not at all. If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve; or place the honey container, with the cap open, into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat; or place the honey in a microwave-safe container with the lid off and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until the crystals dissolve. Be careful not to boil or scorch the honey. Also keep in mind that you can eat the honey in a crystallized form. Learn More: https://www.honey.com/faq
🐝 Does honey have an expiration date?
Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even centuries! However, honey is susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its aroma and flavor or crystallize. These are temperature-dependent processes, making the shelf life of honey difficult to define. For practical purposes, a shelf life of two years is often stated. Properly processed, packaged and stored honey retains its quality for a long time. If in doubt, throw it out, and purchase a new jar of honey! Learn More: https://www.honey.com/faq
🐝 I've noticed some different colored particles in my honey. What is it and is it safe to eat?
You can guarantee you won't find honey-like ours on a store shelf! We consider all of our honey as "raw" and, while we double strain our honey, we want to make sure that as much of the good stuff stays in. Due to settling, when you open your jar you may see some residual honeycomb, propolis, or pollen. From time to time, however rare, there may be a bee particle. For us, it's a sign that we've done nature right, and kept our honey how we like to eat it best - taking a bite straight from the comb!
🐝 How do you determine the amount or volume of your honey in the jars?
When selling honey, we disclose the volume in lbs as well as the size of the jar. We weigh empty jars before filling them and subtract the volume from the full jar to ensure you are getting the exact quoted amount.
🐝 You can utilize this quick guide below for reference:
A 8oz Mason Jar is also a 1/2 Pint and holds 3/4 lbs of honey.
A 16oz Mason Jar is also 1 Pint and holds 1 & 1/2 lbs of honey.
A 32oz Mason Jar is also 1 Quart and holds 3 lbs of honey.
A 64oz Mason Jar is also a 1/2 Gallon and holds 6 lbs of honey.