All raw honey (fresh from the beehive) will granulate (get cloudy and thick) in time. This is natural and does not mean the honey has "gone bad", as honey does not spoil.
We recommend NOT heating it in boiling water to prevent the loss of flavor, enzymes, and nutritional benefits. Heat a pot of water up to a temperature between 95°F and 110°F. Remove the pan from the heat source and then place your jars of honey into the hot water. Let the water cool until it reaches room temperature and check your honey. If there is any crystallization left, you will need to continue to repeat the process until the honey is crystal free.
Here are just a few interesting uses and fun facts about pure honey:
+ Raw honey has many, many health benefits with dozens of scientific studies to back them up. Check out the research yourself and talk to your health care professional about the benefits.
+ Raw honey is liquid when bottled. Within weeks, it could become crystallized at room temperature, and it often looks murky or milky. This does not mean the honey has gone bad. Different floral varieties crystallize at different speeds and a few not at all.
+ Raw honey contains small amounts of natural bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis and beeswax, the benefits are plentiful.
+ To produce a single pound of honey, a colony of bees must collect nectar from approximately 2 million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles.
+ On average, a honeybee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey over the course of its life. To put that into perspective, two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee’s entire flight around the world.
+ Honey’s depth of flavor is determined by the source of the nectar it was made from. The darkness or lightness of certain honey as well as the fragrance varies as well.
+ The environment depends on the pollination that occurs when honeybees gather nectar. Bees pollinate $20 billion worth of U.S. crops each year, and approximately one third of all food eaten by Americans is either directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination.
+ Honey contains enzymes that help your body digest food, which in turn, helps keep our immune systems working properly. Honey is also a healthy alternative to giving yourself that energy boost when you need it!
+ Honey is also used in many skin and hair care health products.
+ The Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Honey Board recommend that you not give honey to infants under the age of 12 months.