If you notice when you you try to order a honey variety that the item states "Put Me on Waiting List" versus having an "In Stock" message. This simply means we are out of the honey variety and you can sign up to be notified when it comes off the hives and is available again. If you don't see the honey listed (ie Tupelo Honey) we don't know when we will have more as the last 2 seasons no Tupelo Honey was produced due to flooding rains.
Let's first discuss the difference between "regular" honey and raw honey that we sell and honey that is found in supermarkets across the U.S. Most folks are familiar with store bought honey. This honey is typically filtered at high temperatures around 160 degrees for some time and then filtered through fine filters which removes the best qualities of honey which includes the pollen, beeswax, etc. The high temps also cook the beneficial enzymes so in our view you'd be better off drinking straight sugar water.
Also some large packers will add corn syrup to honey to extend the shelf life so the honey looks nice and clear for consumers to buy. Would you consider this honey - we don't. There's a great article on our "Blog" about a recent study done on store bought honey including restaurants, grocery stores, etc. - please read it.
The difference between our honey and our raw honey that we sell is simply that most honey varieties will crystallize which is to turn to a solid from a liquid (only a few varieties in the world that won't).
Our raw honey has never been heated or filtered, simply taken off the hives and bottled and will thus crystallize pretty quickly depending on the honey variety. Some raw honey will crystallize in a few days (goldenrod honey) - some will take many months or even years to crystallize. We never use any heat at all in the bottling or extraction process for our raw honey.
Now our "regular" honeyis taken off the hives and slightly heated to 120 degrees, filtered and bottled. This does not pasteurize the honey as honey needs to be cooked at higher temperatures around 160 degrees for quite some time. This honey will also crystallize as well, but at a much slower rate since it has been slightly heated.
All of the honey we sell is 100% pure honey, nothing adding and no adulteration is done to the honey. Every year can bring different tastes to varieties; such as, wildflower due to what is blooming since each year rain, sun, moisture, etc. all play a vital role in what plants are growing and providing nectar to the bees. We enjoy selling varieties of honey to folks and hope you enjoy honey as much as we do!