Don’t stress if your honey is going hard. It just means it’s natural.
Raw, unprocessed honey will go through a process called “crystallisation”.
Because Bella Bees Honey is a 100% pure, raw and natural honey, it will generally crystallise over time, except for a few varieties that stay liquid naturally and take much longer to crystallise.
More interesting Bee Facts and information about our Honey and crystallisation below.
No need to be alarmed; we promise it is not dirt or foreign material.
Bella Bees Honey is raw, natural and unprocessed honey. It is cold spun extracted from honeycombs, then coarsely strained to remove large chunks of comb wax. It is then packed with care and labelled as is, with no further treatment.
Because we do not “fine filter” or process, or heat treat our honey, from time to time, you may find a few very fine particles in your honey. These natural, fine particles could be one of three things; trace pollen from the hives, propolis particles, or fine particles of honeycomb wax, all of which are entirely natural, and edible.
You can buy and consume in concentrated states from health food shops. Most Bella Bees Honey products contain trace amounts of these particles in each jar, so please do not be alarmed. We promote our honey in its raw, natural and unprocessed state as it tastes so much better. These fine particles play a role in the unique flavour profiles of pure, raw, natural unprocessed honey.
When most people taste raw honey for the first time, most are very surprised by how different it tastes, compared to the generic commercial supermarket honey that they may have eaten in the past.
Mass-produced and commercial honey is generally highly processed, super filtered and heat-treated to slow down or prevent the crystallisation process from occurring.
Honey that treated to this extent does not contain its natural goodness, nutritional qualities, vitamins, minerals, trace pollen from the hive, propolis particles, fine comb particles and antioxidants. They are processed out to ensure it does not crystallise. A significant amount of the beneficial natural components of raw honey is the fact that it is unprocessed.
These natural components significantly add to the flavour profile of the honey that generic mass-produced honey lacks, hence why most mass-produced honey can often taste like flavoured honey syrup.
How do Bees communicate and navigate? By doing the “Waggle Dance” of course.
This dance is a particular figure-eight dance of the honey bee and by performing it, successful foragers can share information about the direction and distance to trees and flowers yielding nectar and pollen.
At Bella Bees, we place the hives close to the pristine natural forest environments of Western Australian, far from any industry or suburban settings, resulting in Honey that is pure, natural, chemical and pollutant-free. Honey produced in Western Australia is arguably the cleanest and purest in the world.