My honey has become solid (crystallized) is it still good? Around this time of year this question arises as all of our honey is raw and unprocessed. Depending on the source of nectar, this can happen. We do not heat, micro-filter, pasteurize or add any foreign honey or additional products to our honey. We also have some of our honey from the large areas of Golden Rod (Verge D’or) that flower late in the summer close to our hives. This year was an exceptional year and nectar from these flowers crystallizes more so than others. So the answer is yes, your honey is still good and its going to get better! The National Honey Board (USA) explains it well below.
“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. Just scoop out of the jar and spread it on your toast or drop it in your tea!” Source: www.honey.com
We still have some honey available for purchase from this year. If you would like some, just drop us an email.