FAQs – Product Facts

What is comb honey ?

Comb honey is honey that is still stored inside the wax comb that bees make. It has not been spun out by a machine, which is how liquid honey is made.

What is the difference between ripe and unripe honey ?

Ripe honey means that bees have used their wings to fan out all the excess water that is contained in nectar.  Ripe honey has a moisture content of 17-18%.

How to store comb honey ?

Keep your honeycomb at room temperature in a cabinet or on a countertop. Keep it in the plastic box to prevent it absorbing the moisture from the room or attracting unwanted guests! If you put the comb honey in the refrigerator that’s ok, but it will crystallize.

Why does my honey crystallize ?

It’s totally normal for honey to crystallize, this does not mean there is a problem with your honey!  All honey has two types of sugar: glucose and fructose. Honey with high fructose does not crystallize very quickly, but honey with high glucose does crystallize more quickly. Crystallization will not affect the flavor of your honey. If you want to reliquify the honey place the jar in hot water for 20 minutes.

Why is my honey a different color from last year ?

The species of flower that the bees gather honey from affects the color of the honey.  This means honey produced at different times of year and at different altitudes will often have different colors. Elevated Honey Co. does not blend honey together.  We preserve the unique color and flavor of honey from individual producers. Thus, your honey may vary slightly in flavor and color.

How long will my honey last ?

Your honey will never spoil!  Egyptian tombs often contain honey that is still edible!  But food labeling requires that we list an expiration date and so you will find that on the bottle in accordance with regulation.

Why is this honey more expensive than grocery store honey ?

Our artisanal honey is produced in small quantities from a rare honey bee species. We test 100% of our honey for adulteration and purchase from our beekeepers in a fair trade manner.