On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:41:27 -0500, gfretwell wrote:
On the one hand, just calling it "organic" (which they do), can raise
the price by differentiating the honey from the "other" honey.
But, I wonder if raw honey stores any better than filtered honey.
They're both of very high osmotic pressure, which is mostly what keeps
the bacteria and mold at bay.
Raw honey is filtered of course. It means unpasteurized. Like raw
milk(which is illegal to sell) I always use raw honey supplied by
bee keeper. THat is good choice. You may get stung if you eat real raw
out of bee hive B4 filtered.
My jar specifically says unfiltered.It has a slightly crystalline feel
and never has been pourable even in August heat. It will dissolve in hot
liquids and can be spread but no way is it going to work in a plastic
bear squeeze bottle.
I deal with two bee keepers one near the city one further out in the
farming area. As far as I know they run it thru something like coarse
cheese cloth to filter out pieces of bee hive, wing of bees like that.
Pure honey is very strong and depending on which flower nectar it is
coming, has different smell. Like buck wheat flower, wild flower, Acacia
flower, etc. We never use white sugar, some times brown raw sugar we use.
On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:48:22 -0700, Tony Hwang wrote:
I already used up the "Clover" filtered honey from Costco so I don't
have the bottle anymore.
But it specifically says it's from bees who gather nectar from Clovers.
The raw honey bottle doesn't say what the plant nectars were, only
that it was 'sourced in California, bottled in Texas'.
Here is a front and back picture of the bottle I just recently bought:
On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:39:10 -0700, rbowman wrote:
That's not what my Costco store sells as unfiltered clover honey.
I only have one jar at a time, so I can't snap a picture for you
of the other two types I get.
Sometimes I get the small bear-shaped jar as shown in this picture:
Other times I get the much larger (and cheaper) Kirkland brand:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Both of these seem to be "filtered" honey, which, inexplicably, is
half as expensive as the raw honey I currently have from Costco.
Apparently the stuff I have is ONLY sold at Costco northern California:
That page is a little ambiguous but I assume unfiltered honey is what is
drawn straight from the extractor like unfiltered cider is straight from
I live up here in Canada. There is more than 10 year long battle going
on in Ontario farmer against government. He is waging the battle with
donated fund who support him. There in some cases black market raw milk
but never in grocery stores.
States may adopt their own laws on raw milk sales. However, at the
federal level, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans the
interstate sale or distribution of raw milk. All milk sold across state
lines must be pasteurized and meet the standards of the US Pasteurized
Gawd you are sto0pid, ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
On Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:42:50 -0700, Tony Hwang wrote:
The bottle from Costco says right there on the label that it's
totally unprocessed. Straight off the hive it says (from "American bees").
If you want, I can snap a photo of the label to prove that.
So, it seems to be as cheap as it can get (from "American bees" anyway).
They only allow bees which have a tiny red-white-blue American Flag
tattoo on their wings! That tattoo is applied by the Federal Census
Bureau when the bees are checked for citizenship papers, during the U.S.
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