Honey , Maple Syrup and Sweeteners :
HONEY INFORMATION TO READ
Please note, as some do not relize that when you recieve your honey that is amber colored liquid , it is most certianly raw. Many people compare the honey in the store that looks like "vanilla pudding" and has peices of whatever could be on top, USUALLY PARTICLES OF LEGS WAX ETC..its texture and color and think that this is what raw honey looks like AND THAT THIS IS THE only kind of raw honey and they think the brown amber colored liquid honey is because it was somehow heated.
Honey that leaves the hive never looks like the "vanilla pudding" look. It is allways amber in color and in liquid form. However, some beekeepers filter their honey which is also meaning that it was heated so it runs through tubes easier for bottling.Our beekeepers just strain their honey , and they do not filter it. or heat it up and put it through a tube to bottle it.
There is another honey we have that is raw as well, this honey looks like the "vanilla pudding" I mentioned above.It doesnt have all the wax and bees legs , but it is still raw.This honey also does not come from the hive looking like this !!! This honey is made this way by finely seeding with crystals which turns it to this texture,it also depends on what floral source the honey came from as well ,but mostly it becomes this "vanilla pudding"look by finely seeding it with tiny crystals.It is raw,and unfiltered. In both honeys the pollen remains ,not neccesarilly in the large particles, usually it remains in the honey in powder form.
So,weather your honey is amber colored liquid or "vanilla pudding" texture ask your bee keeper if her or she filters and heats thier honey so it flows easier through the tube for bottling their honey, that is what determines if it is raw or not.
Rememeber that if you want the one that looks like the "vanilla pudding "texture you have to order the honey that says CREAMED .The other honeys are amber liquid in texture.
REMEMBER THAT HONEY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE ...THATS A BIT AMAZING