The honey harvest can be twice a year; late spring and fall. The bottom two boxes of the hive are just for the bees and they fill them with their brood and food. When the bottom 2 boxes are getting towards full, we add a 3rd box, then a 4th box. If it’s a good year, maybe a 5th box. We harvest what we can out of the upper boxes, but the bottom two boxes are for them. This is Indiana honey produced by us from our own Indiana apiaries. We do not buy honey from other sources and repackage it. This is pure, raw Honey, strained, but not filtered, warmed for bottling, but not cooked. You get all the goodness of pure natural honey made in the USA.
How to take care of raw honey.
Store honey tightly capped in a cabinet away from sunlight. Shelf life of pure raw honey properly stored is indefinite. Raw Honey will crystallize in time and it’s a natural and normal thing. All raw honey will eventually crystallize. The crystallized form of honey is just as nutritious as the liquid form. However, to return crystallized honey back to liquid form place your tightly capped bottle of honey in hot tap water until the crystals melt. You may have to keep the water hot with additional heat. Hot tap water is usually hot enough but if you add more heat be careful not to cook your honey. Cooking does not make honey bad, but it’s does reduces or eliminates many of the nutrients. Grocery store honey that never crystallizes has been cooked to give it the clear look that is desirable to consumers and permanent shelf life clarity desirable to grocery stores.
All Natural, raw, and unfiltered