get the most out of honey

How to get the most from your honey

Are you storing your honey correctly? Find out how you can maximise its potential.

Here are some tips when it comes to storing honey

If you keep your jar in direct sunlight over 25°C, your honey will start crystallising and begin to darken in colour (this is when you get the little sugar lumps in your honey). Please note that crystallising is not a sign of your honey going off.

Creamed honey may be kept in the refrigerator if you prefer the texture to be firm, or at room temperature away from sunlight if you would like your honey to be soft and easy to spread.

To avoid introducing moisture to your honey, make sure the container has a tight seal and always use a dry spoon whenever you dip into a jar. Even a small amount of water can promote fermentation.

Honey has an amazingly long shelf life when stored correctly. Thanks to the high concentration of sugars, honey is one of the most stable natural foods you will find. It can have an almost indefinite shelf life if it's stored properly.