Real, natural honey never expires.
It simply changes shape. Over time, honey settles, hardens, and becomes hazy. Honey transforms from a slightly transparent golden liquid to an opaque, firmer substance sometimes with sugar like crystals.
The term “raw honey” means it came straight from the hive, gravity fed through a strainer to remove honeycomb, beeswax, and larger particles of natural debris. Raw honey can become cloudy … it is not going bad. It is crystallizing!
Raw honey is NOT FILTERED – filtered honey goes through a process where it is heated then rapidly cooled. This prevents it from crystallizing, but the heat also kills most of the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids and the filtering removes most of the pollen.