My honey is extracted from the hive in the simplest and purest way possible.
First, I remove the honey from the beeswax cells where the bees have stored it during the spring and summer. Next, I remove any small bits of beeswax from the honey before bottling. It’s that simple.
Tips for keeping your honey
Honey will last for years. It may darken in color over the years but remains edible.
Store your honey at room temperature with a tight fitting lid. You gain nothing by keeping your honey in the refrigerator.
What to do if your honey crystalizes
Your honey will crystalize at some point in time if you keep it long enough. Most people eat their honey long before it crystalizes. Many people like to eat crystallized honey. Try it before you turn it back into a liquid.
Crystallization is a natural occurrence so do not be alarmed. For example, when water turns to ice the water has not gone bad. You can still drink the water once it melts.
If your honey crystallizes it's easy to bring it back to a liquid.
For honey in a glass container
Place your jar of honey (not a plastic jar because it will melt) in a pot and fill with water until the water is just below the lid. You don't want water to accidently get into your honey. Remove the jar and heat the water to almost a boil. Turn off the heat, leave the pot on the stove and place the jar of honey in the pot. Leave the lid on the jar. Let the jar sit in the pot until the honey has turned back into a liquid. You have the option of occasionally stirring the honey to speed up the process. Depending on the amount of honey you have and the extent of crystallization, you may need to repeat the process.
For honey in a plastic container
Using this method takes some patience so you do not burn your honey since you are using a microwave to liquify your honey. Start off heating your honey with the lid off for 15 seconds and see what happens. You can gradually increase the time until you start seeing your honey beginning to liquify. Stir your honey between rounds of heating so no hot spots develop. If your plastic bottle gets to hot to hold comfortably, stop the process. You do not want the plastic bottle to melt. Instead, transfer your honey to a glass container and continue the process or switch to the method using a pot of hot water outlined above.