Our bees create honey in Albany County, New York from the wildflowers in the meadows of the Helderberg Mountains, Partridge Run Farm sits on land that has not been cultivated for more than half a century and has remained free from modern agricultural practices. We keep our fields open for the flowers on which the bees forage. By extracting several times a season we offer the differing tastes of early summer, mid-summer, late summer and early autumn honeys.
Raw honey is totally unprocessed. It is taken directly from the hive, strained to remove large pieces of wax or other particles, and bottled. It is never heated nor filtered. Our honey contains all the natural live enzymes and pollens it had when it was extracted from the comb.
Crystallization is a natural process in raw honey. To liquify place in a pan of hot water for about an hour (do not microwave), or enjoy it as it is. To keep honey from crystallizing prematurely, keep your honey at room temperature. Storing your honey in the refrigerator will cause it to crystallize more rapidly and isn't necessary.
Partridge Run Farm honey, whether bottled or in comb form, is totally raw. It is extracted from the comb and bottled with a minimum of straining to remove large pieces of wax or other foreign particles. Our honey is an unadulterated pure product which our bees have created from the wildflowers of the Helderberg Mountains.
The expiration date on a jar of honey could very well be "forever". Honey does not go bad as long as it is kept in a sealed container. It is hygroscopic which means that it will absorb moisture from the atmosphere causing it to ferment. Honey found in Egyptian tombs is still edible after thousands of years. Keep your honey in a well sealed container and the "forever" expiration date will apply.
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