Storing Your Honey
Store honey at room temperature – your kitchen counter or pantry shelf is ideal. If you keep it in the fridge it will become too thick and it is then likely to crystallize. However, even at room temperature the honey can crystallize over time. It has a tendency to absorb moisture, which contributes to crystallization. Always close the lid tightly. (Crystallization is the natural process of glucose sugar molecules aligning into orderly arrangements known as crystals. It is not an indicator of spoilage, impurity, age or quality.) If your honey crystallizes and if you don’t like its rather gritty mouth feel, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve. Alternately, place the honey container into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat. Here are the steps:
1. Bring a pan of water to a boil.
2. Turn off the heat.
3. Place the honey container in the water with cap open.
4. Leave until both have cooled.
5. Repeat as needed.