Got questions about our Bee Harmony® Honey, or just honey in general? You’ve come to the right place! If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Is your honey raw?
Bee Harmony Honey is raw honey that is gently warmed and strained (not filtered) to retain natural enzymes and pollen.
Is your honey pasteurized?
Bee Harmony Honey is gently warmed to liquefy the honey crystals during packaging — the temperature is about what the hive would normally get to on a hot summer day. This minimal warming process is not technically considered pasteurization since honey is naturally bacteria-resistant.
Do you add anything to your honey?
Bee Harmony Honey is 100% honey, made by honeybees from the flower nectar they gather. There are no added ingredients in our honey. Each variety showcases the unique flavor that comes naturally from the floral source.
How do you source your honey?
We have our own apiaries, and we also source honey from trusted beekeepers who undergo a strict approval and certification process.
Does your honey contain any allergens?
Bee Harmony Honey does not contain wheat, crustacea, eggs, fish, peanuts, milk, tree nuts, soybeans, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sulfites, lactose or Yellow 5 (tartrazine). Bee Harmony Honey facilities do not process or store anything containing gluten.
Is your honey kosher?
Bee Harmony Honey is Orthodox Union Kosher for Passover Certified.
What kind of testing does your honey undergo?
Our honey is tested for purity, safety and quality measures, which is key to delivering a 100% safe and delicious honey.
- Purity is tested to confirm the absence of sugar adulterants such as sugar syrups, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) or cane sugar.
- Safety measures include lead, pesticide and antibiotic residue testing.
- Quality assurance procedures include color, flavor and moisture testing.
Our honey is also produced under Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification, the only system to ensure both food safety and quality criteria are met.
What is honey crystallization?
Most honey, especially raw honey, will eventually crystallize or solidify. This natural process causes honey to become thick and granular, but it is still perfectly edible and enjoyable in this form. Exposure to lower temperatures can also speed up the rate of honey crystallization. See our Sweet Tips page to learn how you can re-liquefy crystallized honey.
How do I store honey?
Store honey at room temperature at all times; it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. If you choose to keep it in the fridge, it will crystallize sooner than if stored at room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight to prevent premature darkening. Always make sure the lid is tightly sealed.
What is the shelf life of honey?
Honey does not spoil. However, to avoid crystallization (solidifying of honey), it’s best when consumed before the ‘Best by’ date on the container.
How is honey measured?
The label located on the container of honey indicates the net weight of the product. All honey is required to be measured in weight and not in fluid ounces due to its viscous nature.
How do I substitute honey for sugar?
Honey can be substituted for sugar in baked goods recipes, although it’s not an equal swap. Visit our Sweet Tips page for some general guidelines.