Pasteurization - not us!
We are often asked if our honey is pasteurized - IT IS NOT
Pasteurization is a process in which some foods (like milk) are treated with heat to eliminate pathogens and extend shelf life. The process is intended to destroy or deactivate organisms and enzymes that contribute to spoilage or bacteria.
Honey contains antibacterial properties that give it a very long natural shelf life. If your honey remains uncontaminated, by dirty spoons, it can easily last several years on its own, so pasteurization is NOT needed.
In order to pasteurize honey, it must be undergo a costly and time consuming process. Honey must be heated and maintained at a temperature of 65 Celsius for at least 30 minutes. We do not pasteurize our honey. We simply do no have the machinery, we don't have the time to do it and none of our customers want it.
Our Honey is raw. We strain it with an ordinary honey mesh to remove the bits of wax that come out of the extraction process. Our Honey is then jarred within 24 hrs of taking it from the Hive.