Pure Indiana Honey

Pure Indiana Honey

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 honeybees fill their boxes up, then they put the extra honey in the smaller top boxes. That is the honey we harvest.This is Indiana honey produced by us from our own Indiana apiaries. Honey is a seasonal product and we sell out fast. This is Raw Honey, strained, but not filtered, and warmed for bottling, but not cooked. You get all the goodness of pure natural honey made in Indiana.

Honey Care and Storage

Store honey in a cool dark place in an air tight jar. Raw honey will crystallize or granulate naturally. Depending upon the variety, it may take weeks or months. The process of granulation has no effect on the nutritional value of the honey, and it can easily be returned to it’s liquid condition. To return granulated honey to a liquid, carefully warm the bottle in a warm water bath. Agitate the bottle so the honey warms evenly, try not to heat the honey over 120 degrees F. Once it becomes a liquid remove the bottle from the warm water bath and let it cool rapidly. The hotter you heat the honey the longer it will stay in it’s liquid form, but the heat will also be cooking the enzymes that are unique to honey. Never bring honey to a boil.

Straining verses filtering

Straining is honey passing through one or more meshes under gravity. We use a coarse 600 mesh and a fine 200 mesh. Filtering is going through mesh finer than 200 and one or more meshes under mechanical pressure. Grocery stores prefer filtered and cooked honey as it is very clear and will last a long time before it crystalizes. However, the more honey is processed with filters and heat, the less “honey” it becomes.

Our honey is raw honey. It has not been cooked, homogenized, pasteurized, or filtered.