Monday, February 4, 2013

Never Waste Another Drop of Honey!

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We have started to eat quite a bit of honey in our household since I have learned of all the health benefits it provides.

Has this happened to you before?  Now this isn't my honey .... I had to borrow a picture from google images since I had forgot to take a picture of my own crystallized honey but I am sure some of you have opened the pantry only to find your honey looking like this as well. 

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I hate wasting honey, especially the raw honey, I have come to love and enjoy daily.  Our local raw honey is not cheap to purchase but I like to buy locally and help out our fellow farmers so finding a way to enjoy ALL the honey in the jar became a mission.  Well, good old Pinterest solved this problem for me.  

Just in case you have this problem too, I want to tell you that all you need is a boiling pot of water.  Once the pot of water has reached the boiling point, remove it from the heat and place the unopened jar of honey in the pot of water.  

Let it sit until the water has cooled.  Your honey will be as good as new!

Beware however that the label does peel off.  LOL  No need to worry if that honey crystallizes anymore.  

Remember to give your loved ones a hug!


  1. Honey is the greatest. From what I've read - it's the only natural food that will NEVER go bad. I have proof in my cabinet!! For Christmas, Dad gave us a quart of wonderful orange bloosom honey from one of his friend's grove in Fla. Dad passed in 2004 and we're still sparingly using his honey. It has crystalied several times and I do as you did - put it in a pot of hot water. Good as gold!! I'll use it to the last drop!!

    1. Isn't it amazing stuff?! One of the purest foods and oh so very healthy too!

  2. Is your honey container plastic or glass Debbie? I know this is probably the wrong way to liquify honey (and the health police would incarcerate me), but I put it in the microwave for maybe 20 seconds. Works just as well.

    1. This container was heavy plastic. Don't worry, I won't tell the health police! LOL

  3. My husband is a beekeeper (a hobby, not a job), so this post caught my eye. It's surprising how many people didn't know this before and would throw away buckets of it. This is a good thing to share. And to the above poster...I think microwaving is o.k., but yes, you may lose some nutritional value nuking it :) It's still good though!

    1. Thanks Becky for your input! I really appreciate it coming from someone who keeps bees. What fun that must be!

  4. Super solution to this problem.

    M :)

  5. Thanks for that. My girlfriends husband is a beekeeper and makes local honey so I too suggest you buy locally and support your local farmers.

  6. Hi Debbie,
    I've been a little concerned about doing this because I'm not sure if there are bpa's or other chemicals that will leach out of the plastic container.

    This is what my Grandmother and Mom used to do, and I have done it too... Although I took the lid off. Now I'm trying to buy my honey in glass so I don't have to worry about the plastic. :)

    Thanks for sharing the tip! Found you on Clever Chicks and would love to have you join The HomeAcre Hop on Thursdays at:

  7. Thanks for joining the Frugal Tuesday Tip. As honey producer, I share this tip frequently.

  8. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  9. That's so cool! Thanks for linking up your awesome project.

    Have a great week!
    Susie @bowdabra


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