Stuff that's fun to know about Marshall's Farm Honey
HONEY FACTS and TRIVIAIt's About That Sticky Stuff - Honey...
When Fresh Honey comes out of the bee-hive, it is runny, & sticky. With time, all true pure honey will crystallize or granulate, but honey will never spoil. Honey was found in the Egyptian tombs, & it was still good. Do not refrigerate honey, because refrigeration will hasten crystallization. Honey can be frozen. It will remain liquid when it thaws out. To reliquify crystallized honey, heat it in a pan of warm water, microwave it, (keep temperatures under 110 degrees) or put it on the dashboard of your car on a hot day & watch it go liquid again!
There are many types of honey: Liquid Honey, Creamed Honey (whipped or spun honey which is finely crystallized honey), Comb Honey (which is right out of th ehive exactly how the bees made it. The comb (beeswax) is edible. Just pop some in your mouth & chew... It's the original candy and chewing gum in one!. Try a chunk of comb spread on a piece of toast or waffle. It will melt right in - eat the whole thing. It not only tastes good, it is good for you too. Chunk Honey is honeycomb immersed in a jar of liquid honey. A sweet idea for a great gift.
Raising Honeycomb is considered to be the beekeeper's art. It takes the bees much longer to make comb honey. All of the beeswax in honey comb, except for a starter strip one inch wide, is made by the bees. The bees must consume 2 to 3 pounds of honey (which is their food-by the way) to produce one pound of beeswax. In mid-summer, when the honey flow is at its peak, it takes the bees about two weeks to make one frame of honeycomb (3 to 6 pounds.)