FAQ & Facts
FAQ & Facts
Here are some of the questions we are often asked along with their answers. If you need additional information, please contact us. We love sharing information about honey and bees!
Raw or unpasteurized honey uses a minimal amount of heat with a gentle filtering process. Pasteurized honey, on the other hand, uses high heat and high-pressure micro filtering. The high heat destroys many of the health benefits of the honey and the high pressure removes almost all the pollen, wax, and other particles. So, if you only desire a great tasting sweetener then the pasteurized honey is fine. However, if you want a great tasting sweetener filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory’s, bits of natural local pollen and a host of other vitamins and minerals then select the unpasteurized honey.
All liquid honey over time will eventually crystallize. Unpasteurized honey will in most cases crystallize sooner than pasteurized honey because they are heated at a lower temperature.
It is very easy to return your crystallized honey to a liquid form again. Just place you jar of crystallized honey in a warm water bath for a short period of time and you will see it return to its liquid form.
Creamed honey is honey that is processed to control crystallization. The smaller the crystals the smoother and creamier the honey will be.
Honey contains natural nutrients – minerals, enzymes, antioxidants – that have many potential health benefits. It has been known to act as a cough suppressant, heal wounds/cuts, ease digestive issues, act as a phytonutrient powerhouse and help with some people with seasonal allergies.