Q: Is Tonn's Honey raw?
A: First of all, let's look at the definition of raw. When honey comes straight from the beehive, it is filled with pollen, propolis, pieces of honeycomb, and even bee legs or wings. It is cloudy and will crystalize very shortly. Most grocery stores won't carry it, because it is generally unappealing to the consumer.
Among honey packagers and beekeepers, there is no definite standard for 'raw honey.' But if you're looking for this kind of honey, check out our new line of honey, Beehive Originals.
Our largest and most common line of honey, Tonn's Honey, is heated just enough to allow it to flow into our bottles, and goes through a series of filters to ensure shelf stability and create the crystal clear honey you are accustomed to.
Q: Where does Tonn's Honey come from?
A: We buy each honey flavor from various major apiaries and beekeepers across the country of United States, so there is no one answer to this question. Here is a short list we hope you find helpful:
Clover = The Dakotas and Badland Region
Orange Blossom = The citrus groves of Florida and California
Ohio = Western Ohio
Buckwheat and Comb Honey = Michigan
You can also visit our Varietals page to learn more about each flavor!
Q: My honey is crystallized! What shall I do?
A: There's a popular opinion that honey that is clumping together and is no longer in liquid form has 'gone bad.' This is not true! Crystallized honey can be reheated and kept in use by a very simple method: Simply place the honey container into a hot (not boiling) water batch until the honey is liquid again.