Raw Honey

Lemon Fair Honeyworks-53There is some confusion surrounding the term ‘Raw Honey’, but to us, it means our honey has never been heated or filtered. Conventional honey has been heated and filtered to destroy crystals and remove pollen and other small particles. This enables the packers to package their honey in plastic bears and similar containers without the likelihood of the honey solidifying (crystallizing) in the container.   Unfortunately this destroys or removes most of the reasons that many people consume honey in the first place. Our honey is strained through a coarse strainer to remove chunks of wax and then allowed to settle overnight in a large tank. After settling, the honey is bottled in glass jars. The honey will crystallize in a few days to a few months depending on the floral source of the nectar. To re-liquify, merely place the jar in warm water or about 3-4 feet from a woodstove until the honey returns to liquid form. Do not heat the honey above about 112 degrees as this will damage the flavor and enzymes contained in the honey.

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