What's the Difference?
The subject of raw honey could be debated forever. Everyone seems to have their own interpretation of the
term "Raw Honey". Some say it's "unprocessed" honey. Some say it's "unheated" honey.
Then there are some others that say it's got to be unstrained, crystallized and have "dead bees, propolis
and beeswax" still floating in the honey and they call that "Really Raw Honey".
We would like to make the following statement to clarify for you, our customers, our views on this issue:
We feel that the only true 100% Raw, Unprocessed Natural Honey has to come directly from
the hive in the form of comb honey, packaged and sealed by the honeybees themselves!
Because, any honey you see in a jar has been extracted, therefore by definition, it has been
processed in some way. We take great care to carefully extract, coarsely strain, then bottle
our raw liquid honey without changing anything about it, leaving all the goodness the bees
put into it for you to enjoy.
Unstrained Honey - Still has all the wax bits and other hive debris left from the extraction process. This honey is
sometimes sold as "really raw honey" and often sold crystallized in the jar after the wax bits have floated to the top
and chunks of propolis have sunk to the bottom. Since big chunks of wax and propolis offer nothing to the beneficial
factors of fresh raw honey, we strain these out of our honey which makes liquid honey more palatable for many.
Therefore, all pure honey that is sold by Honeybees-R-Us Apiaries, whether it is produced
by us or obtained from other beekeepers we know very well, is unheated, unfiltered, and
we promise you it is pure, wholesome and "Absolutely Raw".