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Honey Sampler

Honey Sampler

Regular price $25.00 Sale

This Honey Sampler gives you the ability to try both of Pirate Creek Bees honey offerings for the price of one 2 lb bottle. Included are the Sunol Wildflower Honey and Fremont Hills Thistle Honey. The Wildflower Honey is a dark honey with deep and rich flavors it derives from the vast array of flowers our bees foraged from. The Thistle Honey is a beautiful golden honey from the purple thistle that carries with it a light and smooth taste.

Decrystallizing:

Honey is a natural food product that will never spoil if kept in the right conditions. As honey ages outside of a bee hive it will begin a process known as crystallization. This process is completely natural and one of the amazing characteristics of honey. Crystallized honey will be thick and depending on the level of crystallization will no longer flow like a liquid. If you are using a clear bottle, crystallized honey will appear cloudy when held to a light source. To decrystallize honey back to its original form,  we recommend gently heating the honey in a hot water bath. The lower the temperature the less harmful the heat is to the honey but the longer it will need to remain in the water. We recommend heating the water up from 90 degrees Fahrenheit (the approximate temperature of a hive) up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. We do not recommend heating honey above 130 degrees Fahrenheit as it cooks the honey and begins to  kill all of the helpful organisms while turning the  light honey darker. We do not recommend decrystallizing in a microwave as it will also cook the honey and melt plastic honey bottles.

 

Storing Honey:

Honey can last thousands of years if kept in the right conditions. Honey is extremely easy to store as its main requirement is to be kept in a dry place. Adding any additional water to honey will change its structure and cause it to spoil quickly.